Monday, November 10, 2014

Doll-A-Day 288: Hello Hollywood Hello Gene

  Today's doll is another of my favourite Gene's. She's Hello Hollywood Hello Gene.

I love the 1930s and ''40s. This Gene is very 1940s.

  Gene is the creation of Mel Odom, and made by Ashton Drake.

I love her suit with the matching muff.

There are two gloves with this set, but she was only wearing one in her box. I assume it's because etiquette in those days was that a lady wore one glove and carried the other. With the muff on her one hand I didn't bother to have her carry her glove.

This set also has a bouquet of flowers, but that's not the look I was going for here.

I saw her more on a city street, trying to get somewhere.

She looks good hailing a cab...

...but she just can't seem to get a cab to stop for her...


The girl hails a lot of cabs. If you look this good doing it, why not?
What the hey?!"

Her collar is having trouble laying down properly because of the way the cardboard pushes it up when she's in her box.

There is a lot of great detail in this outfit, including the hat...

...the pleats in the back of the skirt...

...the seams in the back of her stockings...

...the button on the muff...

...and the lining in the muff matches the lining in her jacket.

Gene is a beautiful doll. I don't care for the new Gene face though.

The only flaw to these Genes is their lack of articulation. They're only jointed at the neck, shoulders, and hips.

Later they did make this style of Gene with jointed knees too, and later jointed knees and jointed elbows.I have one with jointed knees, and I just got one with jointed knees and elbows. I have to get rid of a couple of the Genes I got recently, to pay for the couple of Genes I got recently that I want to keep. Unfortunately I prefer the outfits on the unjointed girls! What do I do?!Decisions, decisions!


  1. Where can I find the price for the hello Hollywood doll, ASAP

    1. Since this is an older Gene, she is only available on the secondary market. Therefore there is no set price. Just keep shopping online and at auctions and wait for the best price, one you're comfortable with. The prices vary a lot. She'll probably go higher near Christmas. Most things do.


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