Gene Marshall, the gorgeous and iconic creation of Mel Odom, has had a long and tumultuous history since her debut in 1995. From her Ashton Drake decade to the short but beautiful Integrity Toys evolution to the resin reincarnation at JAMIEshow dolls, Gene Marshall has always shined as the bright star she is, bringing joy to many fashion doll collectors with her district style and elegance. Unfortunately, in the latest JAMIEshow newsletter, we got the news that next year she will be retired again. Below is the text, announcing the 2018 convention in Palm Springs, which contains the news.
JAMIEshow Dolls PALM SPRINGS 2018 Convention A Fashion Retrospective & Farewell to Gene
Join us in February 2018 for the 5th JAMIEshow Convention in beautiful Palm Springs, California.
Join us for a Fashion Retrospective celebrating the glory days of Palm Springs’ movie society. Along with a dazzling JAMIEshow line we will be celebrating Gene and Friends in different decades throughout the 20th century. We will also be saying a farewell for now to Gene, as she retires once again to her home in Italy. This will be the last production of JAMIEshow Gene Dolls offered and a not to be missed event. Although JAMIEshow will continue to produce accessories that can be worn on Gene and Friends, including wigs, shoes, outfits and accessories there will be no more regularly scheduled dolls after this event. A planned museum retrospective in the foreseeable future might happily be the exception to this rule.
You can visit the website for more information, like the schedule below:
Registration includes, one convention doll, you will choose at registration whether you want the Gene Family or JAMIEshow Family Convention doll, the other will still be availalbe to you to purchase at the event. It also includes.
Cocktail Party "At the Cha Cha" Opening night cocktail party where we will all meet mingle and dance the night away!
Pool Party, thats right a Pool Party for those who want to take a dip or just sip a drink and mix and mingle.
Tour of Modernism and Architecture. This tour will be available for sign up at the event. Participation not required. Extra fee may apply.
Sales Room with lots of offerings including new wigs, and new dolls! All dolls will be available to take home at event and are limtited to small quantities.
Grand Banquet Dinner "A Farewell to Gene" as we say goodbye to Gene, Mel Odom who will be our guest throughout the event share his thoughts on and the future of Gene.
Breakfast in the Garden, a buffet breakfast poolside at one of the fabulous outdoor restaurants.
As always our special guest Mel Odom will be joinging us for the weekend.
It will be nine years from her previous retirement, when she is retired for a third time next year. Will it be for good? I hope not. Gene Marshall is a very important part of the fashion doll,history and I would like to have her with us for many more years to come.