This lovely vintage doll is from Madame Alexander and was made in 1951. She represents Kathryn Grayson and is one of the Fashion Academy Mystery Portrait series dolls.She is made of hard plastic. Portrait series dolls were all exceptional and only a small number of each doll was made. She has elaborate "make-up" and facial paint - around the eyes, lashes with top eyeliner, bottom lashes and dramatic side lashes.
She has lovely blushing and rosy full lips, blue eyes, and a very rare shade of red hair in her original set. Her bangs are straight, but her hair is combed back at the sides into captured rolls, with curls that tumble onto her shoulders.She has her original flowers in her hair. Her gown is truly outstanding with three layers in the skirt, a beautiful lacy bodice and rhinestones for sparkle. There is illusion tulle to her neck and a built in necklace.
The outside layer of her skirt is tulle and quite crisp. Beneath that is another layer of very silky, soft tulle, and the final layer is cream satin that matches her underwear. She has her original underwear, stockings, garter, and center snap shoes. She has her original earrings and bracelet. Condition: Her outer tulle skirt is in good condition with a few small tears around the bottom.
The soft, silky tulle inner skirt is damaged and has some small and some larger holes scattered throughout. The satin inner skirt is in quite good condition with only normal age 68 years! No significant stains or damages. The bodice is in excellent condition. Her face painting is beautiful, but please examine the photos carefully.
They serve as the most complete description for this doll. Remember, the photos are often bigger than life size, and whatever small issues you might see definitely do not show when the doll is displayed. This doll definitely keeps Madame Alexander's legacy of excellence burning bright! Her hand painted features are very sophisticated, as is her dress.
I'm sure she could use a good cleaning after 68 years "shelf life", but I will leave this to her new owner. ALEXANDER DAZZLING RARE KATHRYN GRAYSON MYSTERY PORTRAIT DOLL 1951" is in sale since Sunday, August 4, 2019. This item is in the category "Dolls & Bears\Dolls\By Brand, Company, Character\Madame Alexander\Vintage (Pre-1973)\1948-59". The seller is "alsb2008" and is located in Santa Barbara, California.
This item can be shipped to United States.