Alexander Composition 15" Scarlett O'hara Doll All Original Clothes Hoop Slip
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Alexander Composition 15" Scarlett O'hara Doll All Original Clothes Hoop Slip :
This lovely "Scarlett O'Hara" doll by Madame Alexander came out around 1937 after the popularity of "Gone With The Wind" by Margaret Michell. Please do study the photos carefully, and read all of the description before offerding. She is a beautiful doll, but is not perfect, so do feel free to ask questions if you are unsure about her. They used the Wendy face mold and had special jet black wigs of human hair. This is a fairly unusual outfit with green velvet bodice and bonnet, and classic 1930's floral print skirt. This outfit came without a coat. They must have been in quite a hurry to supply the demand for these dolls, as the tag on the back of the neck opening is caught up in the seam of the back opening! You can still read it, and it has a little of the green dye transfer from the bodice. The composition doll is in nice shape except for the chip of the upper paint layer off of one foot. The head seam on the right side is wider than the other side, but was filled with a "Craze Control" product when she was cleaned. It's under the hair and is not noticeable. She has light all over crazing but her facial color is lovely. There is a hairline crack at the opening of the right eye, the other line next to it is a hair. Her right eye natural hair eyelashes are a bit uneven, but are still there. Her wig is spectacular! It is still in the original set with dark brown threads holding it in place. They were probably black threads originally that have just faded over time, but they are not really noticeable in person. The dress is in great shape with a few tiny age dots here and there, and a small repair on the velvet at the waistline in front. The whole thing is probably a tad lighter than it was in 1937, but the green bodice and bonnet are the same, and the bonnet is not a lot lighter as it looks in some of the photos. The lace on the back of the bonnet is in nice shape and the ostrich feather is shedding a bit. The pantaloons have been washed and ribbons replaced, but they do match the hoop slip that has never been washed. The cotton fabric of the slip has darkened with age, but you can see that a soak would brighten it up to better match the pantaloons. The black oilcloth leatherette shoes have the fuzzy soles and heels and a few age spots on the bottoms. The side snaps are in excellent working condition, but the shoes do show some wear of the surface paint. All in all, she is a very lovely display doll and a beautiful example of a hard to find doll. THANKS !!!!!!