Sunday, March 11, 2007
"The legendary film heroine Scarlett O’Hara™ as portrayed by Vivien Leigh, brought to life in a historic collector portrait doll. Crafted in poseable, lifelike vinyl". this is the introduction to this doll in the official website of its manufacturer, the Franklin Mint. The doll is an incredible likeness to the actress, one of the best ever made in my opinion.
The doll was issued in August 1999 (Thanks Ace!). It has been re-issued in late 2006 after a long period of being out of production. The doll had a total of 15 costumes created (along with the wedding dress and the calico dress), faithful replicas of the movie costumes by Walter Plunkett. In addition to them there was a doll trunk (storage box for the doll and her gowns) which was a replica of a hat box in the style Rhett gave to her with the infamous green hat, and a dress form, to display the costumes when not on the doll itself. In the photos of this post, you can see her with the red velvet dressing gown, worn in the famous scene with Rhett Butler. It is a regal dressing gown and compliments the doll very well.
It is difficult to find the doll and costumes in low prices on the secondary market as it is highly collectible (sigh). I will later post pictures of her in other costumes, either from the film or more modern ones, as she is the spitting image of Vivien Leigh. I am on the search for a reasonably priced second Scarlett to turn into the actress. Enjoy the lovely doll.