Wednesday, October 7, 2009


It’s 1954, and Gene is doing a publicity shoot. As you can see from the photos, even dolls can have a little va-va-voom. This Mel Alberts outfit from 1998 is really rare for a doll; a complete set of vintage lingerie that spares none of the details. The attention to detail on this set really is amazing. How many other doll lines could get away with selling an outfit that is merely an undergarment? From the storycard:

Gene hurries into her dressing room to change into the next costume for the publicity photo shoot, her famous blue eyes still dazzled from the flashing bulbs and Klieg lights. ‘Only five minutes to change, Dottie!’ she says to her happy white terrier, stooping to give her a fond pat. Gene steps out of her gown, sighing with relief as she adjusts the too-low bodice of her exqisite longline bra with its French lace of forget-me-not blue. All during the last shoot she worried about revealing more than anyone had intended!

Somehow Gene overcomes a bad case of the fumbles as she gets dressed for the next scene. In this outfit though, it’s easy to forgive her clumsiness!

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