7/12/2017

Gene Marshall Doll Line History

I have seen Anne Monday's preliminary pages of this book and you are going to want it! 




Gene: Dolls, Outfits & Accessories, 1995-2017
By Anne Monday | Foreword by Mel Odom
In 1995 Gene Marshall burst into the doll collecting world. She stood a glamorous 15 ½ inches tall at a time dominated by the 11 ½ inch Barbie. Created by artist Mel Odom, Gene was presented as a doll for the adult collector, to be redressed and played with by her owners. Gene was so successful that within five years many manufacturers copied her size, launching the era of the 16-inch fashion doll.
Gene is a Hollywood star whose career ran from the 1940s until her retirement in 1961. As such, her wardrobe is replete with outfits from such highly recognized designers as Dior, Charles James, and Valentino as well as costumes from her movie roles, both contemporary and historic, complete with coordinated hats, shoes, gloves, purses, jewelry, and more.
This volume presents a year-by-year photographic chronicle of every Gene release from her debut in 1995 with Ashton-Drake Galleries through JAMIEshow’s latest incarnations in the first half of 2017. In these pages, you will find photos of:
-- Every dressed doll depicting Gene and her friends, from the major editions numbering in the thousands to special limited editions of as little as five dolls.
-- Every outfit and accessory released separately, including closeups of smaller items such as shoes and jewelry.
-- More than 470 pages of full-color photos make this the most comprehensive guide to Gene ever made — an ideal guide for collectors!


This book is on pre-order through September 15. 
ALL PREORDERS will receive a BOOK SIGNED BY MEL ODOM.

  • Free Shipping during the Preorder (U.S. only, and for this item only)
  • Please order this book by itself, since it has to be shipped later. Purchase other items in a separate transaction
  • This book will be printed and shipped in late November or early December (in time for Christmas). The preorder sales will determine the print run.
  • Order here: http://shop.dollsmagazine.com/gene-marshall-fashion-dolls-book.html


The cover:

2 comments:

  1. Lovely cover. Reminds me of Betty Grable.

    ReplyDelete
  2. Wow, thanks for reposting this or I would have missed the chance to own such an amazing, beautiful book!

    ReplyDelete