Thursday, October 14, 2010
Franklin Mint: Scarlett Final Farewell
The Franklin Mint has posted a new listing on their website for a Scarlett (mispelled "Scarlette") O'Hara doll titled “Final Farewell." The costume is the one Vivien Leigh wore towards the end of the film when Melanie is dying and when Rhett tells her, “Frankly my dear, I don’t give a damn.” Yup, it's a pivotal costume! While we are on typos, did anyone else also notice that this is a limited edition of "1,00"? I am sure they meant to put 1,000. Someone must have been in a friggin' hurry to post this doll.
Previously released by Tonner in purple (huh?), this one looks like it could be the best one so far. Whether Walter Plunkett designed it in purple or not, the one in the film looks like black. Remember, she is about to go into mourning, folks!
The picture posted on the FM site is not very clear; the description tells of the trapunto stitching in the collar, but since it is hard to see in the photo, many have already dismissed this costume as a bad copy lacking details. Another plus is the fantastic cameo, which is a beautifully detailed replica of the one worn in the film. Franklin Mint usually blows it out of the ballpark with their jewelry replicas for Scarlett. I'll admit the hairdo looks a little sketchy, but I am hoping it is just the result of the bad photo. I actually emailed the Franklin Mint about more photos, and here is their response (which arrived very quickly!):
Thank you for your email.
Please be advised that the image of the Scarlett O'Hara Final Farewell
Vinyl Portrait Doll that is located online is the only picture that is
currently available for this item. We are sorry to disappoint you in
Client Service and Satisfaction Representative
I’ll probably still get it—crappy photo and all.
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