Monday, September 28, 2009

Welcome to Gene Marshall @ Daveland!

It’s a short one, but today is the first post of my new blog (like I really need another one!). This one honors Mel Odom’s creation Gene Marshall, a fictional character come to life in the form of a 15" doll. Her backstory is that of an actress from Hollywood’s Golden Age with a fierce fashion wardrobe. This blog will feature publicity stills of Miss Marshall as well as photos I have taken of the Genes in my own collection. Enjoy!

The first outfit shown here is known as Cognac Evening. Created in 1999 by Jose Ferrand, it is a circa 1951 ensemble. One of the perqs of each Gene doll and outfit is that they come with storycards, describing the clothes and how they fit into Gene’s life and career. Here’s an excerpt from this particular one:

During visits back home to Cox Cob, Gene was always happy to accept an invitation to enjoy a reception at the Governor’s Mansion. As one of Connecticut’s most famous ‘children,’ she relished the opportunity to sit with friends and catch up on events in her home state.

To see more Gene Marshall photos, visit my regular website.

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