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Within The FAIRY CASTLE, Colleen Moore's Doll House at the Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago

Neff,Terry Ann R. (Editor)

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ISBN 10: 0821225197 / ISBN 13: 9780821225196
Published by Bulfinch Press Book, 1997
Condition: Near Fine Hardcover
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Presents famed doll house of Colleen Moore, silent-film star and the original 'flapper', in over one hundred photographs by Barbara Karant: perfectly scaled, fanciful architecture and rooms with fairy tale themes, created by Hollywood set designers and over 700 artisans. Includes an illustrated biography. Also, a fantastic Library of diminutive books is described w/ selected transcriptions exactly reproduced. 160 color photos. 127 pp. Near Fine Hardcover w/ VG dust jacket. Bookseller Inventory # 876

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Title: Within The FAIRY CASTLE, Colleen Moore's ...

Publisher: Bulfinch Press Book

Publication Date: 1997

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good

Edition: 1st Edition

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This renowned doll house, conceived as a fairy castle, is one of the most beloved permanent displays at Chicago's Museum of Science and Industry. A gift to the museum from Colleen Moore, star of the silent-film era and the original "flapper," the Fairy Castle has appealed to the imaginations of thousands of children since 1949.
The minute and precious detail of this cherished residence of Moore's imaginary fairy prince and princess has been captured in color photography, giving the reader a close-up tour of the nine-foot-square and twelve-foot-high castle's rooms and their treasures. We enter the miniature palace of make-believe through the Magic Garden, with its working fountain and weeping willow tree that cries "real tears"; travel through the Library of diminutive books, with contributions from F. Scott Fitzgerald, Willa Cather, and others; move on to the Great Hall, with its tiny paintings, dainty chandeliers made of diamonds and emeralds, Cinderella's glass slippers, and more; and explore the castle's wonders from top to bottom.

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The Castle is housed in the Musuem Of Science and Industry in Chicago and receives over 2,000,000 visitors per annum.

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