Thursday, December 23, 2010

Everything’s Coming Up Roses

Designed by José Ferrand, this circa 1951 just leaps off the page with its vibrant hot pink hue. In picture one, Gene poses with the Tournament of Roses Court. Of course, Gene is the loveliest one!

From the story card:

Nearly ten years had passed since Gene’s triumphant transplanting from the East Coast to the sunny shores of California. And Monolithic was ready to celebrate in a big way.

The parade was set for New Year’s Day, as usual. But this year, everything was going to come up roses for Gene, for instead of GIVING Gene roses for her tenth anniversary—Monolithic was putting her right in the MIDDLE of the biggest bouquet they could create: a beautifully decorated parade float, with Gene riding in glory high atop a cascade of rose petals.

All along the parade route, Gene, impeccably dressed in a beautiful rose-colored ensemble, smiled and waved to the adoring fans who crowded the palm-lined streets. Some even snuck up to the float and took a petal from its frame, to be pressed in a memory book filled with clippings about this very special parade.

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