Paper Studio Press has signed yet another famous star to the paper doll publisher’s growing list of celebrity paper doll books created by top artists.
Leslie Caron, the French charmer who danced her way to fame in An American in Paris will be the subject of a forthcoming book created by Marilyn Henry who is famous for immortalizing stars and their movie wardrobes in many paper doll books. As a young ballerina, Leslie Caron was spotted by Gene Kelly whose brilliant, Academy Award winning 1951 film catapulted the then-teenager into international stardom. Her gamine looks and adorable personality, even more than her graceful dancing, secured her stardom in Hollywood where she appeared in many hit films including The Glass Slipper, Lili, Daddy Long Legs, Father Goose and the title role in Lerner and Lowe’s Gigi.
Artist Marilyn Henry’s ability to capture the essence of a personality plus her carefully researched and meticulous rendering of movie costumes will make this new paper doll book a must for every collector. It will be designed with the vintage look that is the signature of publications from Paper Studio Press. Two dolls of Leslie Caron will grace the covers and the clothing pages will represent the star’s cinematic career (including costumes by famed designer Cecil Beaton).
Publisher Jenny Taliadoros says, “Leslie Caron is the perfect subject for Marilyn’s wonderful style and this paper doll book will be yet another example of this beloved artist’s on-going love of Hollywood history.” A long-time fan of Leslie Caron, artist Marilyn Henry says, "It is a dream come true to pay tribute to a star I admire so much. The research process will certainly be a joy!"
The Leslie Caron paper doll book is scheduled to be published in 2010 and will be available from Paperdoll Review, Amazon.com, specialty websites and catalogs as well as selected stores and shops.
Tuesday, April 28, 2009
Yay! A Leslie Caron paper doll by Marilyn Henry is in the works. Here's the Paper Studio Press announcement from Jenny Taliadoros: