Friday, April 11, 2014

Colleen Moore Fairy Castle

Many of you have seen this dollhouse and read information through the years. However, sometimes I forget we have many new MINI enthusiasts that have not been introduced to the roots of this great hobby. So if you have seen it, enjoy reminiscing, if you haven’t, enjoy! Stop at the site and do a little shopping, I would appreciate it! ~judy
Colleen Moore was an American film actress, and one of the most fashionable stars of the silent film era. In 1928, inspired by her father and with help from her former set designer, a dollhouse was constructed by her father, which was 9 feet square with the tallest tower 12 feet high. The interior of The Colleen Moore Dollhouse known as The Fairy Castle, was designed by Harold Grieve, features miniature bear skin rugs and detailed furniture and art. Approximately 100 people worked on the Fairy Castle and contains more than had a cost of $500,000. Moore's dollhouse has been a featured exhibit at the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago, Illinois since the early 1950s, where, according to the museum it is seen by 1.5 million people each year and would be worth $7 million. Moore continued working on it, and contributing artifacts to it, until her death in 1988.

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