Gene Foote, Fashion Doll Collector & Historian
www.inthedollworld.com/collectors In The Doll World is excited to release this interview with Gene Foote, fashion doll historian and collector! He tells us how he happens to be in the room when Barbie is introduced at the New York Toy Fair; how while purchasing napkins and winds up buying a #1 Barbie for a goddaughter; and how he was almost ticketed for jay walking across a street to get a closer look at his first Bild Lilli!
Gene’s stories are hilarious and lovely. He has memorized so many details about the Barbie, Bild Lilli, and Gene Marshall that dates, times, and locations roll from his memory. British doll creator, Julian Stanislaw Kalinowski, described Gene as “one of the stars” of the doll world. After hearing Gene’s stories, you just might agree with Julian!
To find out more about Gene and his doll journey, visit his Facebook group: Bild Lilli ... Queen
of the 50's and to see more about Gene and the glamorous coffee-table book of photos of Barbie, her family and friends from '59 to '89, with a story of a girl named Barbie who becomes an icon, he published please visit the facebook group For The Love of a Doll https://www.facebook.com/fortheloveofadoll