Rare - Columbia Pictures "Rita Hayworth as Gilda" Doll - Never removed from the box.
This is a beautiful doll from Simple Wishes featuring Rita Hayworth as the femme fatale Gilda in all black. The star was the title character in this 1946 film with Glen Ford and George Macready. Her ultimate on screen moment was when she appeared in this lustrous black satin gown.
The doll has wonderful detail, including luscious red hair, long gloves, painted toe nails, and stockings. The doll measures approximately 13 1/2" tall and was released in 2000 for a benefit: "Sony Pictures Consumer Products and Princess Yasmin Aga Khan (daughter of Rita Hayworth and honorary vice chair for the Alzheimer's Association). The Rita Hayworth as Gilda collector Dolls were first sold at FAO Schwartz toy stores exclusively. The line of dolls, manufactured by Simple Wishes, was also to be sold exclusively through FAO Schwartz. However, the line did not get continue, which make these very hard to find, as limited editions only.
A beautiful doll, nicely packaged. Please ask questions if you have them.