Here is an all original Mattel Chatty Cathy doll. She is in her original purple and brown cardboard box that is in good condition for its age - see photos.
Chatty Cathy has blonde bob hair in its original set with hair doodad. She has soft face and blue sleep eyes. Her body is NOT marked and has the speaker with cloth covering, and I believe this makes her the earliest edition 1959-60. She wears her original clothing which is in great shape - elastic on panties is still tight, dress, socks and shoes.
As for talking, she does talk but you have to let the string go very slowly to hear the words. It comes out garbled sometimes. However, she is NOT restored and the voice mechanism is 60 years old so don't expect a new doll here. Great doll for someone for Chatty collector or someone who had one of these in their childhood and wants one now. This is a great girl.
Early Chatty Cathy 1959-60 with box all original speaks