My generation played with Ginny Dolls, an eight inch doll named after the daughter of Vogue Doll Company's founder, Jennie Graves of Somerville, Massachusetts. There was no counterpart for Ginny such as Ken or GI-Joe because way back when, boys were busy playing cowboys and indians.
So how did Ken get into the image you ask? Simple, I have three daughters that doted on Ken.
In case you are wondering, I still have my Ginny doll, her wardrobe and her bunk bed, stored in my attic waiting for my children to toss when they put me in the old folks home. Gee, I hope they look for the MONEY before they start tossing!