Birth Of The Blue's


Taking center stage in the gown she wore for the sultry
blues number in the 1943 film La Femme Jolie
Miss Gene Marshall in the role of Margeaux Jumeau
captivates the crowd gathered below her
as her dazzling beaded gown reflects her every
sensuous move, scattering glittering points of light
around the packed French cabaret.
Through the smoky haze, her eyes seek to capture
that special someone's attention....
Helmut von Warner, the handsome German officer
whose love she will never fully know
because their countries are deeply entrenched
in the battles of World War II and they are on
opposite sides of the conflict.
Nonetheless, he is mezmerized as he drinks in
the sight of her. Pouring her heart out in song,
she holds his heart captive as she gazes at him with
soul filled eyes.

A thrust of hip and a flash of slim elegantly clad leg are
all that is needed to bring all spotlights on Gene as she
claims center stage and passionately croons her smokey
rendition of the 1929 hit tune "Birth of the Blue's"

Oh, they say some people long ago
Were searching for a diff'rent tune
One that they could croon
As only they can
They only had the rhythm
So they started swaying to and fro
They didn't know just what to use
That is how the blues really began
They heard the breeze in the trees
Singing weird melodies
And they made that the start of the blues
And from a jail came the wail
Of a down-hearted frail
And they played that
As part of the blues
From a whippoorwill
Out on a hill
They took a new note
Pushed it through a horn
'Til it was worn
Into a blue note
And then they nursed it, rehearsed it
And gave out the news
That the Southland
gave birth to the blues!

Her Erte style black velvet and vintage blue taffeta gown
features an elegant diagonal pattern glass bead fringe
in a dozen different shades of smokey blue. The diagonal
is faithfully echoed at the bottom of the ankle length
slim skirt. The head piece is a black velvet bandeau
style turban with beaded fringe and Erte styling in the
placement of the stiff curled feather biots. Her blue
beaded collar is hand crafted of size 14 glass beads in
a woven loop pattern that clings to the curves of the
base of the neck. She wears thigh high micro knit black
fishnet stockings, and black satin ribbon tie shoes.

This is a repainted dark haired "Pin-Up". I have given her
champagne-brown eyes, black brows and lashes with deep
grey shadow and pink to rose irridescent highlights. Her
pouty lips are deep wine with a slightly darker lip liner.
Her hair has been recurled to look like a short June
Allyson style,but has not been cut.

Includes repainted doll, gown, headpiece, stockings, gloves,
shoes, and a signed artiste certificate for the repaint and
original designer outfit "Birth of the Blue's".
She comes in her original box with her original certificate and hang tag.

The creation of this doll and costume were inspired by an actual
short story written by author
Linda Keenan
Read the sizzling story of "La Femme Jolie"