|VIVIEN LEIGH as SCARLETT O'HARA in
GONE WITH THE WIND
|Repaint and re-style by Juan Albuerne
Costume: Barbecue at Twelve Oaks by Mattel
|In an era of gallant gentlemen and graceful young ladies, love blossomed like magnolia flowers, sweet and fresh. Against a backdrop of genteel plantations and sunny sultry days, one young woman personified the southern belle of antebellum Georgia. Charming and captivating, she stole the hearts of many beaux. But above all, she was sure and determined, smart and strong. Wonderfully romantic, but thoroughly modern in her independence, she was Scarlett O'Hara, the unforgettable heroine of Gone With the Wind.
Her passionate spirit shone in an early, memorable scene at a neighboring plantation, Twelve Oaks. Here she declared her eternal love for Ashley Wilkes, promised to marry Charles Hamilton, and met the man destined to play the most important role in her life -the dashing Rhett Butler. This scene is beautifully captured in this wonderful doll.
The acclaimed movie Gone With the Wind recounted a story of the Old South that has enthralled generations of filmgoers. The search for the perfect Scarlett took two long years and included over one thousand auditions. At last, Vivien Leigh was found to have a beautiful resemblance to the character and a fire to match.
|ABOUT THE DRESS
Now, Vivien Leigh is realistically vendered, her face precisely sculpted in meticulous detail. She wears a gown of white voile decorated with a green floral print, reminiscent of Scarlett's brilliant green eyes. The bodice is lavishly embellished with lace ruffles and a white lace stole. A petticoat, bloomers, and woven hat with green ribbon trim lend an authentic feel to the enchanting ensemble. Finally, a wonderful golden suite of earrings and necklace, accented with faux coral, completes this exceptional attire.
The unforgettable tale of southern romance is reflected in the singular beauty of Scarlett O'Hara in this Barbecue at Twelve Oaks doll.
|The original doll|