The 1950s have usually been referred to as the golden age of American dolls, and Madame Alexander was definitely on the forefront within the manufacturing of lovely dolls. Madame Alexander, or Beatrice Alexander Behrman, based her firm in 1923. Made exquisitely in fabric throughout the early days, it was a success with dolls collectors. Most of them symbolize fictional characters reminiscent of Alice in Wonderland, the Little Girls and characters from the novels of Charles Dickens.
After studying "Gone With The Wind", a incredible ebook from Margaret Mitchell, she requested and obtained permission from MGM to make a Scarlett O'Hara doll. That is executed earlier than the ebook is delivered to the display screen and it’s unbelievable how intently Madame Alexander's Scarlett O'Hara doll matched the actress, Vivien Leigh, who would ever play as her. With round 80 years of historical past, Madame Alexander's dolls have progressed from comprised of fabric to a vibrant combine of colours and materials harking back to the ante-bellum period to plastic.
Awarded the distinguished Vogue Academy Gold Medal for excellence in costuming in 1951, 1952, 1953 and 1954, Madame Alexander's dolls are synonyms of high quality, magnificence, and sophistication. The extensive success of Scarlett O'Hara dolls, drove Madame Alexander to supply much more stunning dolls based mostly on the film. Made to final and with a whole lot of coats and clothes of assorted prints and trim detailing (most Scarlett dolls want both a straw hat or a cloth bonnet), Scarlett O'Hara dolls have positively developed from an adaptation of the ebook to a product line that may stand by itself.
The "Gone With The Wind" Assortment dates from the early days, when the film was launched, proper as much as the current day. Now you can discover a doll for practically each character within the film! Intricately made with nice consideration to particulars and creativity, these dolls are completely nice collectibles and vital for all "Gone With The Wind" collectors.