Saturday, December 25, 2010

Gene as Estrellita

While everyone else posts photos of Gene in Holiday garb, I’m going to do a little bit of counterprogramming and show Gene in one of her most festive outfits: Estrellita. This Convention doll was a souvenir at The Fiesta de Albuquerque, held October 25th-27th, 2002, in Albuquerque, New Mexico at the Hyatt Regency. Given away at the Saturday Banquet, “Estrellita” is a Circa 1945 doll, designed by Jim Howard, and was a limited edition of 500.

The doll shown here is actually “Everything’s Coming Up Roses.” I had the talented Kathy in Oregon give extra spit curls on the side so that she could double as both, thus being able to sell one doll and save some room!

Happy Holidays to all—may they be as festive as these photos!

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