It has been 5 years since the Franklin Mint released a new Porcelain Marilyn Monroe doll. So I was excited to see the new Eternally Marilyn. She seems to be based on the Richard Avedon photos of Marilyn in a black sequined dress with a fur wrap. The only difference is that they went with a black wrap on the doll.
I love dolls that have been created since 2000. Their poses are interesting and I think they do a great job capturing Marilyn's likeness. The earlier dolls leave a lot to be desired. I also like that they are using less "famous" outfits. I get tired of seeing the same film worn costumes all the time. Marilyn has a library of amazing photographs and it is great to see them come to life in doll form.
If you are interested in ordering her please follow this link to the doll section of my website and scroll down to the No. 18 doll where you will see an ordering link. I appreciate everyone who visits my site to order their franklin mint dolls as I get a small commission which helps to pay the hosting fees - and keeps those annoying pop-up ads off my site.
You can get a discount at Franklin Mint using these codes until Dec 31, 2009. Save 25% when you spend $300 (Code XM25), Save 20% when you spend $250 (Code XM20) and Save 10% when you spend $150 (Code XM10).
For those who live in Canada, I will add a link here shortly to a distributor in Canada for the Franklin Mint Products.