Thursday, May 27, 2010

Gene Marshall: Platinum Dream

I originally bought this doll for only the outfit; once she arrived, I decided to keep both. What is it about Gene? This circa 1951 evening gown also harkens back to the 1930’s & 1940’s; Gene evokes Jean Harlow, Marilyn Monroe, and Veronica Lake. Created by Dean LaSasso, there are plenty of Swarovski crystals to help our shimmering star to sparkle even more than usual. From the story card:

It was 1951. Ten years since Gene burst upon the Hollywood scene with the intensity of a white hot comet, blazing through the cinematic sky!

And what a year 1951 had been for America’s—the world’s—favorite Girl Star. It started with Gene riding in the New Year’s parade on a rose-covered float sponsored by Monolithic to honor her tenth anniversary; her mother presented her with a cameo for her 28th birthday; she went on a safari in Africa while on location for her hit film “Daughter of the Nile”…

Then, to top if all off, Gene was honored at a special Gala recalling her fabulous career. All Hollywood turned out for the event, hosted by Gene’s co-worker and co-star, Madra Lord. Gene’s parents even flew in from Cos Cob along with the mayor, who was to give Gene the “Key to the City.”

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