Doll:Madame Alexander Scarlett Series | Melanie

Alexander Doll Company, Inc.1986-1996

The Strong National Museum of Play

The Strong National Museum of Play
Rochester , United States

According to Madame Alexander herself, her love of Margaret Mitchell's 1930s classic, "Gone with the Wind," inspired her to create a doll of Scarlett O'Hara, the book's main character. "It is the only book I have started from the beginning and did not put down until finished. I remember starting it Saturday morning after breakfast and never left my room until Sunday. I stayed up all night and it is remarkable that I did not feel any need for sleep. On Monday I went into my studio and started to work and I am happy to report that everything went smoothly and I made no corrections. She (Scarlett) has been very rewarding and has made many people happy." (p. 216, Madame Alexander Dolls 1965-1990 by Patricia Smith1991.) Indeed, the Scarlett doll still sells very well several decades later.


  • Title: Doll:Madame Alexander Scarlett Series | Melanie
  • Creator: Alexander Doll Company, Inc.
  • Date Created: 1986-1996
  • Location: New York, NY
  • Subject Keywords: Gone with the Wind
  • Type: Collector Dolls, Character Products, Dolls from the Seventies and Eighties, Dolls from the Nineties to Now
  • Medium: plastic, fabric, synthetic hair, cardboard, printed paper, tissue paper, string
  • Object ID: 112.5656
  • Credit Line: Gift of Sylvia A. Pedrick

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