Alesia Newman-Breen’s hand made Doris Day dolls

October 29, 2008 No Comments

An American doll maker has paid tribute to Doris Day by creating dolls based on two of her most iconic movie roles.

I felt compelled to tell you all about a very talented lady named Alesia Newman-Breen, who is an actress, sculptor, graphic artist, writer, wife and mother living in suburban Baltimore, Maryland with her husband and son. What will be of particular interest to Doris Day collectors are two dolls Alesia has handmade of characters Calamity Jane and Jan Morrow (from “Pillow Talk”).

A life-long collector of Dolls, Alesia began making stuffed animals for her son when he was a baby and eventually progressed to creating a wide array of fully-jointed, poseable celebrity dolls and other figurines which she sells through her company ANB Dolls.

The significance of what Alesia does is she creates these Dolls as one-of-a-kind (NOT one-of-a-series) collectors items which are exactly that – made without any moulds or off-the-shelf factory-made components ensuring each Doll is unique. Each specially commissioned doll is made by hand with hand-sculpted polymer clay head, breastplate, arms and legs, and a hand-constructed cloth-over-wire-armature body. All garments and accessories are then sewn and assembled by hand.

The two dolls which Alesia has available of Doris Day each sell for $500 US Dollars (includes shipping to US postal addresses). Alesia accepts PAYPAL payment and is happy to supply them to overseas collectors. Although she only has the two dolls which currently relate to Doris she is quite prepared to custom make further ones of the star if a 50% down payment is made before she begins work.

I had a ball looking through Alesia’s website and would suggest any fan of movie memorabilia to certainly take a look at it.

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