[CUT-OUT DOLL BOOK] Elizabeth Taylor. 2 Cut-Out Dolls. Authorized Edition. MGM Star. Racine, Wisconsin; Whitman Publishing Company. 1949.
Large slim 4to. Publisher's pictorial card covers, stapled, illustrated to both covers in colour with 2 different perforated card dolls of the actress incorporated in each board (unpunched); pp. , printed to one side; with 6 leaves of colour-printed outfits, with tabs, featuring near 50 separate garments; overall a very good, unused copy of an early Hollywood doll book with flaking, and previous splitting, to spine fold now strengthened and repaired inside with archival tissue-tape with a couple of lateral tears near staples, and a little chipping to fore-edges; internally with a few lateral gutter splits, and short fore-edge tears, due to very vulnerable and friable stock, now expertly repaired to the reverse with archival tissue-tape.
Apparently the sole edition of this particular doll book which includes glamorous clothing reflecting Elizabeth Taylor's Hollywood style for casual wear, winter wear, work wear, and for dancing and dining. The English-American actress Elizabeth Taylor (1932-2011), being an icon of Hollywood's Golden Age, needs no introduction. In 1942 she made her first film, One Born Every Minute, with Universal Pictures, but the studio then ended her contract. Success, and world fame as a teen star, came from her appearance in MGM's ~i~National Velvet (1944). She did not transition to adult roles until the 1950s when she rapidly became disenchanted with studio control. This promotional doll book was therefore produced early in her long career.