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Mary Astor - Taking The Stand
Mary Astor - Taking The Stand
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One of Mary Astor’s biggest roles wasn’t played out on the silver screen. The tears, tales, and drama all played out on the front pages of the press as one of Hollywood’s most elegant stars was embroiled in a scandal of epic proportions. They called them the Purple Diaries—Mary’s private journals, leaked to the public in a messy divorce case. As the nannies, witnesses, and celebrities filled the courtroom—no one’s testimony was more highly anticipated than that of the movie star herself. And on the day she was scheduled to take the stand, Mary did not disappoint. The actress was always smartly dressed—indeed, if her career was ruined because of the scandal, she was prepared to work as a fashion buyer; but as she pulled up to court that fateful afternoon, she needed to make sure her outfit served her purpose—to communicate one thing—she was an honest woman who would sacrifice everything to get custody of her daughter. Taking The Stand is a replica of the outfit Mary Astor wore to the stand during the case of The Purple Diaries—the biggest Hollywood scandal of the 1930’s. She wears a tailored black dress with a matching hat, gloves, and a pale blue georgette overcoat. The Mary Astor doll is made of the finest hard plastic and vinyl and stands 16” tall with 15 points of articulation. Her rooted saran hair of auburn is styled in her signature coif setting off her pale brown eyes and hand painted features perfectly. Mary stays on her feet with an acrylic base. Limited Edition of 300
Mary Astor - Piano Concerto No. 1
Mary Astor - Piano Concerto No. 1
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When Bette Davis got a script for a soapy “women’s film” in 1941, she knew there was only one person who could pull off the role of aristocratic concert pianist Sandra Kovac—and make it believable. Mary and Bette rewrote many of their scenes, ad-libbed lines on set, and turned a piece of fluff into a meaty catfight between two of Hollywood’s biggest talents. Mary Astor grew up with a strict father, who rapped her hands with a ruler and drilled her on the piano for hours a day—an instrument that she grew to hate as a result. But when the role came up—production was shocked and pleased that Mary could not only act the part, but actually convincingly “play” along with the stunning score of Tchaikovsky's concert in B Minor. This look is based off of one of the film’s most thrilling scenes—high after performing for a packed house, the illustrious pianist must return to her dressing room—to hash it out with her new husband’s ex fiancée. She wears a pleated ivory chiffon gown, and an embroidered soft pink cape that is both intimidating and feminine. It turns out all of Mary and Bette’s work didn’t go unnoticed—in fact, it won the actress an Oscar. The Mary Astor doll is made of the finest hard plastic and vinyl and stands 16” tall with fifteen points of articulation. Her rooted saran hair of auburn is styled in an elegant coif that sets off her delicate eyes of pale brown and hand painted features perfectly. Mary stays on her feet with an acrylic base. Limited Edition of 300