It's getting close. Here's wishing all of you a happy, healthy and prosperous New Year!
Wednesday, December 29, 2010
This sleep eye is unique in that she has molded breasts, celluloid hands and molded legs in the bent position - molded bentknees are connected to the company Keeneye, but this boudoir doll was unmarked as far as I can remember. Her silk dress is shattered, but you can tell she once was a very grand doll.
Speaking of grand, this sleep-eyed boudoir doll was practically brand new looking. None of these dolls can escape age. Being 85+ years old, she was the closest thing to perfection I've seen. Her dress was crisp, and when I got her, her feet were still wrapped in paper. The paper crumbled upon touching them, but her feet, with her painted-on shoes, was in great shape. She has molded bentkneed legs. She still had her original hairnet over her hair and face! Gorgeous doll made by Keeneye!
The doll on the left has one of the prettiest faces on a sleep-eyed doll. She has vibrant face paint too. She wore a pant outfit. The doll on the right has red hair and wears a dress covered in netting with rhinestones.
The sleep eye on the left wears a a ruffled dress. She, too, has a pretty face. The sleep eye on the right is a beauty with vibrant face paint and long ringlets. She is a Keeneye.
Sunday, December 26, 2010
Saturday, December 25, 2010
Wednesday, December 22, 2010
Tuesday, December 21, 2010
Sue created the body, using an original Lilith body as her model. Although, the original hands were not made of cloth, Sue has created a cloth version which she will Gesso and paint to match the original.
Sunday, December 19, 2010
This lingerie bag is one of the best ones I've ever owned. This bag can hang so I have her on a wall. She measures 23" long and 15" wide. Her multi- colored turban is similar to the top part of a dress on a French boudoir doll I used to own, shown in the last photo. Makes me wonder if both were made by the same manufacturer.
Thursday, December 16, 2010
Wednesday, December 15, 2010
Black Angel - 1946, starring Dan Duryea, Peter Lorre, June Vincent and Broderick Crawford. There was a combination of happy and sad ending. I had absolutely no sympathy for the murder victim so whoever killed her did everyone a favor, but it was still a good whodunit.
All Through the Night, starring Humphrey Bogart, Kaaren Verne, Peter Lorre, Jackie Gleason, Frank McHugh, Conrad Veidt and Phil Silver - 1942 - this movie surprised me because it's a film with a serious subject, but has a lot of comedy in it, mostly from the main character's side kick. World War II era, enemy spies and a plot to destroy the USA..... sound familiar?
Sunday, December 12, 2010
Saturday, December 11, 2010
Tuesday, December 7, 2010
Saturday, December 4, 2010
In addition to boudoir dolls, I have a collection of vintage photos of Rudolph Valentino. The photo, above, was taken by Mabel Sykes. The photo, below, was taken in 1925.
On the back of this photo is typed "Rudy Arrives in New York. New York.....photo shows Rudolph Valentino, the erstwhile Sheik of the silver sheet, as he arrived in New York this morning on the Twentieth Century. He has recently been separated from his wife, Winifred Hudnut. 12-7-25" and it's stamped "Nov 14 1925."