Friday, August 1, 2008

"Joan Crawford" Fashion Doll

This announcement is being provided as a courtesy to my friend Michelle Vogel.
Fashion doll innovator Robert Tonner, CEO of the TONNER DOLL COMPANY, returns one of Hollywood’s greatest treasures to her ardent fans! Named one of the top ten ‘Greatest Female Stars of All Time’ by the American Film Institute, Joan Crawford is sure to be named the Greatest Fashion Doll of All Time by fans and collectors everywhere.

The new Joan Crawford Fashion Doll is accurately sculpted in an amazing likeness of the Academy Award® winner herself, in cooperation with her family. "I am very pleased to work with The Tonner Doll Company in creating the first ever, authorized Joan Crawford doll collection,” said Casey LaLonde, grandson of Ms. Crawford. “Joan Crawford fans and doll collectors worldwide will be equally delighted with this high quality, life-like and collectible doll line. Tonner's attention to detail and features will make this a much sought after collection."

The approximately 16” tall starlet is crafted of fine quality vinyl and hard plastic with 13 points of articulation (neck, shoulders, elbows, wrists, bustline, waist, hips, and knees), so she can recreate all of her most glamorous poses before the camera. She features high end details such hand painted facial features and hand styled, rooted saran hair.

TONNER’S Joan Crawford collection will hit specialty retail store shelves later this year. Pre-order today from any of the following authorized TONNER retailers listed below or contact us directly at the Tonner Company Store at 845-339-2960.
Angelic Dreamz (Canandaigua, NY) – Toll Free (800) 860-9934 or (585) 394-5450
Bearzabout (Duvall, WA) – Toll Free (800) 595-1050 or (425) 844-9100
Cherished Friends (Laureldale, PA) – (610) 921-9141
My Doll Shop (Mt. Dora, FL) – Toll Free 800-731-3090 or (352)735-3090
Two Day Dreamers (El Granada, CA) – Toll Free (888) 688-DOLL (3655) or (650) 563-9258


Joan Crawford Collection Product Descriptions
The Joan Crawford Collection showcases an exceptional assortment of original fashions inspired by some of her most well-known scenes.

Joan prepares herself for her next dramatic scene, in Ready for Wardrobe. These simple yet elegant undergarments include lustrous aquamarine charmeuse slip with delicate lace trim, the ‘ever important’ pantyhose with attached knit panties, and classy faux leather Mary Jane heels.

Inspired by one of her most famous roles, comes Hollywood Starlet. Joan is swathed in a frothy concoction composed of an intricately detailed white organza top and trumpet skirt with contrast black waist tie. She comes complete with a perfectly matching ribbon headband, beaded bracelet, pantyhose, and faux leather high heels.

Joan Crawford lights up the screen as Cinema Siren! This dazzling vision consists of a finely tailored suit set which includes a long, straight cut skirt and a matching jacket accented with glamorous, plush faux fur trim. Her equally striking accessories include a chic black cap, knit gloves, pantyhose, and faux leather ankle strap high heels.

“I am just too much.” In Mad About the Hat, Joan is just that. This stunning creation includes an exquisitely detailed suit set composed of a smart, fitted jacket with lavish ruffled organza collar and faux leather belt with dazzling rhinestone buckle, and matching pencil skirt. Not to be forgotten are her sophisticated portrait hat, faux suede gloves with matching ruffled organza trim, pantyhose, and faux leather peep-toe Mary Jane heels.

“I have always known what I wanted, and that was beauty... in every form.” Jungle Red is a perfect example of beauty in the form of high quality fashion. Included in this truly glamorous ensemble is a full length, pleated chiffon dress with intricate shirred detail and striking red and white contrast, paired with a perfectly coordinated beaded bracelet and faux leather strappy heels.

To face the trials and tribulations of Hollywood, one must be dressed for success. In Publicity Shoot, Joan is ready for anything in navy blue chiffon day dress featuring meticulous details including tiny buttons, contrast organza cuffs and wide collar trimmed with ruffles, matching belt, circular flounce at the hem. A stylish cloche hat with ribbon trim, faux pearl necklace, and faux leather pumps with intricate cut-out detailing complete this handsome ensemble.

Taking a 'Blog Break"

I appreciate all of the comments about my blog, and website in general, and I know this may be disappointing news to many readers, but I'm going to take a break from posting new entries to this blog for the month of August. Sort of a 'summer vacation'.

I expect to be back to posting right after Labor Day, on September 2nd, and then the postings will be three times a week, Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday.

Thanks for reading up to this point and please return when I do.