|Screen capture of Selma DuPar James, the third doll in The Harlem Theater Collection by Mattel|
The third doll in the The Harlem Theater Collection, Selma DuPar James, after a long wait for production dolls to arrive, has entered the collections of those who preordered and the doll (as of this writing) is already sold out at TheBarbieCollection website. (Just this past Friday, order status there was shown as "preorder"). Intense interest among collectors must have been the driving force for the first dolls to sell so quickly. Will there be others produced?
Described as follows:
The bold Harlem Theatre™ Collection represents the courageous women of an era who paved the way for future generations to freely and creatively express themselves. During the Harlem Renaissance era, patrons of the arts like Madam Lavinia™ would often commission artists to showcase their latest work. Up-and-coming artist Selma DuPar James™, was selected to hold her first solo exhibition in the Harlem Theatre salon. Her piece is a beautiful portrait of jazz singer Claudette. The third doll in the Harlem Theatre™ Collection, Selma DuPar James™ Barbie® doll is powerfully creative and powerfully stylish.
Doll Designer: Carlyle Nuera
Body Type: Articulated
Facial sculpt: NEW, Selma sculpt
Fashion Sewn On: No
Accessories: Pearl necklace with pendant, gloves, shoes, painting with frame
|Holding a box of long-stem roses, (added by Romona), Selma relaxes during her first solo exhibition in the Harlem Theater Salon.|
|Art gives her life and it is her hope that her artwork inspires others.|
|Selma's portrait of jazz singer, Claudette, is admired by none other than Claudette herself.|
|The three divas, Claudette, Selma, and Madam Lavinia, pose for one final photograph at the conclusion of Selma's art exhibition.|
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