For Christmas in 1958, Racine, Wisconsin resident Warren David jokingly told his wife what he dreamed of getting for Christmas. She went out of her way to make sure that his wish would come true.
Mrs. David arranged to have a large package topped with a giant ribbon delivered to their home on Christmas Eve. When Mr. David opened the present, out popped the cute blonde doll that he had requested.
This living doll was really 17-year-old Judy Dexter, who worked as a secretary at a local department store. His wife, Judy, and the store’s owner conspired to pull off this practical joke. Mrs. David insisted that her husband exchange the gift for a different item.
I know for a fact the gift was exchanged. Did you know she was wearing a bikini? The merchant was Allen’s Merchandising on Northwestern Avenue. Judy and I worked there. Pictures were taken but no idea where they would be.
I didn’t know much beyond what was in the syndicated story that appeared in the press back then. Thanks for providing me with the additional information. Should you ever come across those photos, I would love to add them to the story. Thanks for contacting me!