Morgan Shanahan


Morgan Shanahan is a professional blogger and screenwriter living in Los Angeles with her toddler daughter, dashing husband, and farting trio of dogs.


Sherman Oaks, CA

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Barbie Was Based on a “Love” Doll; Now Let’s Talk About Her Implications
Barbie Was Based on a "Love" Doll; Now Let's Talk About Her Implications
The inspiration for Barbie, Bild Lilli, was a German doll based on a popular comic strip about a depression-era woman about town in search of the wealthiest suitor. Or y'know...a gold digger. With advertising tag lines like "Whether more or less naked, Lilli is always discreet" and a line of negliges and other goodies to go with her, Lilli was marketed towards adult men. Long before she graced children's birthday celebrations, the doll was a common bachelor party gift.
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