Bizzie Lizzie is an Ideal doll. She was acquired from eBay and worked right out of the box. The pictures on the right come from her eBay listing. She comes with a tote box containing her batteries and on/off switch. When her power tether is plugged into her back she can go through ironing, dusting, and roller sweeper motions. The only problems with this particular doll are the lack of legs on the ironing board and a plucked feather duster.
Bizzie Lizzie has a bit of a controversial past! The information below comes from Collector's Guide to Ideal Dolls, Third Edition by Judith Izen, 2005:
In 1971 Bizzie Lizzie, the doll who does housework, became the focus of a picket sponsored by the NAACP at a Korvettes store in New York. The picket was over a perceived portrayal of a black Bizzie Lizzie as a maid or housekeeper in a television ad. The misunderstanding arose because Bizzie Lizzie, who irons, uses a carpet sweeper and a feather duster, was made in both white and Negro versions - but the white dolls had yet to be produced and there were only Negro Bizzie Lizzies in the stores. The misunderstanding was straightened out and Ideal's proud record of producing black dolls was upheld. The record was further strengthened in 1976 when Tara, an ethnically correct black doll, was advertised using a television commercial with a black cast. This was the first time that a television commercial featured a black doll with a black cast.