We had one of these Crystalite stars when we were growing up. As with so many other things that hold dear childhood memories, I was so nostalgic for this Christmas star that I set out to find one:
My quest was successful:
Their original boxes are rather the worse for wear. One even had this original paper inside:
Here's is a picture of one of mine:
And here's another "shot in the dark"
One of the original boxes also had an original receipt inside dated 1960.
Since this Betsy McCall paper doll page is from the December 1960 issue of McCall's magazine, I came to my own little conclusion that Betsy, below, is indeed holding a Crystalite star:
Please do not attempt to dissuade me. That's my little conclusion, and I'm sticking to it.