From the well-kept collection of a meticulous Doll collector: RARE! Miss Gene Marshall in Will You Marry Me? Her dress has been steam pressed to perfection. Her dark brunette hair has been styled in a curly/wavy half updo with flipped out curls.The darkness of her hair provides the perfect contrast for this pastel blue dress and the fairness of her skin. She always looks beautiful but this hair color is best as it does not make her look washed out. She looks sleek, beautiful and finished in 1920s style via the 1940s... This is a rare outfit that was also a very limited edition. Flivvers with rumble seats, petting in the park, hip flasks and turned down hose. In the 1940s, The Roaring Twenties was a time just long enough gone to be fondly remembered. And although Gene had been only a toddler through most of the Twenties, now was her chance to step back in time. She had been personally selected by Ruben Lilienthal to portray Monolithic Studios' silent star, Ida Best. Ida Best had been the savior of Monolithic Studios during the silent era, bringing class and "It" to a studio known mostly for slapstick two-reelers. The costumes in Gene's film were dreamy recreations of the era. Gene remembered her parents friends arriving for parties at their Cos Cob home, wearing some of the same chic chiffons, lovely laces and divine satins and silks.
Peering from the top of the staircase, toddler Katie had longed to dress in those frivolous fashions. As the cameras rolled, Gene as Ida made her way through a'20s garden party, filled with beautiful people and Prohibition champagne. Suddenly, the actor playing "The Count" was kneeling at her feet, saying, Ida Best -- will you marry me?
For a moment, Gene put her fingers to her temple. Was it the studio lights -- or was this really the way Ida Best felt when her Count proposed... EXTRA: Later that evening after the shoot, Gene had a "work" dinner with her director at his supper club. They were barely done with the shoot before he was ready to go and waiting on her.Not really having time to change, Gene simply wore her silk fitted sheath dress which was the underdress for her costume. The blue of the dress really brought out the beautiful blue of her eyes. She changed her jewelry, put some flowers in her hair, grabbed her new custom-made calf hair leather stole and purse, and was ready to go in a flash! Custom-made jewelry, hair accessories, stole and purse included in this lot.
Low-waisted and high-fashion, Will You Marry Me? Is a dream come true in pastel blue. The handkerchief hemline of the silk chiffon overdress is truly evocative of the fashions of the twenties.
The dress, draped over a fitted silk shift of light blue, is adorned with delicate flowers, and it's scoop neck features cream colored ribbons that trail down the back and meet up again with the flowers towards the hem of the dress. A blue silk sash, that matches her underdress, accents the drop waist line. The big-brimmed straw hat, decorated with ribbons and flowers, provides a charming frame for Gene's lovely face. Here she wears the front down with the left side jauntily turned up.
" also comes with "pearl" earrings and bracelet Gene decided to wear her own custom-made matching jewelry for a little sparkle; (both sets of jewelry will be included) wrist length cream colored gloves lined at the cuffs with "pearls, matching tie back shoes and nude hosiery. No original packaging for Gene is included however, Gene's doll stand is included. COA and story card included. Bonus: as an added delight, Gene's new look for after the shoot is pictured here and the custom made jewelry, hair accessories, and genuine calf hair leather stole with matching purse, will all be included; as well, another complete ensemble, including jewelry, hosiery, hair accessory, two piece dress and shoes is included. This item is in the category "Dolls & Bears\Dolls, Clothing & Accessories\Dolls & Doll Playsets".The seller is "babywhatwhat" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, Korea, South, Indonesia, Taiwan, South Africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi Arabia, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Republic of, Malaysia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Panama, Trinidad and Tobago, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Jamaica, Antigua and Barbuda, Aruba, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Saint Kitts-Nevis, Saint Lucia, Montserrat, Turks and Caicos Islands, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei Darussalam, Bolivia, Ecuador, Egypt, French Guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman Islands, Liechtenstein, Sri Lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macau, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Peru, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Vietnam, Uruguay, Russian Federation.