Sunday, May 16, 2010

Gene & Lucy

She’s plain, she’s classic, and her hair is aflame! She’s Gene Marshall Color Deal Special Scene Turquoise. I had visions of her wearing Lucille Ball’s wardrobe when I snagged her on ebay. From the story card:

Gene Marshall looked across the table at her good friend Ivy Jordan as the clink of coffee cups at Mac’s Diner filled the air.

“Just one last touch…” Ivy raised her coffee to her lips and took a sip. “I just need one last touch to make ‘Color Deal’ a true smash hit.”

“Color Deal” was a project that was near and dear to both women’s hearts. To Ivy, it was a film she had written, incognito, and acted in AND took over as director of when the original director, Miles Martin, had stalked off the set. And for Gene, it was not only a film with a wonderful role written by one of her oldest and dearest friends—she was the one who had encouraged Ivy to go to Reuben Lilienthal and ask to direct the picture, fulfilling Ivy’s dream.

So the stakes were high.

Gene started in on the steak and egg plate the women were sharing. “So you’re looking for a special little scene—the cherry on the sundae, right?”

Ivy noddded as she chewed her steak.“Just that one little something,” she sighed.

Gene poked at her eggs and began hatching an idea. “What if…”
“What if…” Ivy repeated, knowing that most “what ifs” were the start of brilliance.

Meanwhile, back to present day...I decided to try this particular Gene in a few Lucy outfits from the Franklin Mint. Doing so really showed me the superior quality of the Gene Marshall outfits.

Sadly, the beautiful pattern on this outfit appears to be some kind of iron-on transfer. Figured I'd better photograph it before it began to yellow and crack!

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