Having eagerly anticipated the arrival of my Grace Kelly doll, I was bowled over when I opened my parcel to find such a stunning collector's piece. Her ice blue chiffon gown is just exquisite, and only enhances her cool beauty. The detailing of the dress is beautiful (so 1950's Hollywood glamour), and her matching clutch bag and stole adds to the perfection. Her hair is swept up, just as it is in the 1955 film TO CATCH A THIEF, and the doll's face captures all the grace and serenity of the actress herself (almost). The box that the doll comes in has an explanation of the film at the back, which is very helpful to those who are unfamiliar with it, and of course a lovely picture of Grace Kelly herself. The only disappointment for me, is that the box is damaged to the right hand middle. I could have cried when I saw this, as it really spoilt the excitement of waiting for, and then receiving my parcel today. I really don't think that the damage has occured in transit, as it was very well packaged, and there was no sign of damage to the outer cardboard box. To my mind, the doll has been dispatched this way, and I think Quality Control ought to have checked and noticed this before it was sent for delivery. It's not a cheap item by any means, but if it had been in perfect condition, then I'd have given it 5 stars, but because of this I'm rating it 4*. Please take note Med Club!!!
4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on 17 August 2011
'To Catch a Thief' is one of the great Alfred Hitchcock movies and the last movie ever to star Grace Kelly, who became Princess Grace of Monaco the year after the film was released (1956). This tribute doll captures one of the great scenes from the movie and the dress was one of the reasons that the film's costume designer was nominated for an Academy Award for costume design.
The doll is a fantastic replica of Grace Kelly (the face is a mirror image to the classic actress, and the hair a wonderful match including the stunning highlights) and the dress, in two shades of delicate blue chiffon, is beautifully created and styled (note the lovely clutch bag). The attention to detail is what makes these adult collector dolls so much fun and so soooooooooo collectable.
A Barbie 'The Birds', based on Tippi Hedren in the movie, actually being attacked by birds (seriously!!) is availble in the US (not in the UK though, frustratingly, but check out Amazon USA to see this incredible doll) so I'm hoping that Mattel are perhaps going to do a Hitchcock theme of dolls - 'Mrs Bates' anyone?
on 14 September 2013
After doing some Photoshop work on the Sunbeam Alpine car ( France,s car ), I was sucked into the magic of the film To catch a Thief which on a 55 inch screen in Blue Ray is brilliant, in particular the dress in it,s 2 blue colours. This is the first doll that I have ever bought in my life and I use it as a room ornament on a pedestal shelf with a small led spotlight on it, a constant reminder of this film and it,s two most beautiful people. Sent directly from the states it came well before the delivery estimate.
1 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on 11 January 2012
I would reccommend all Barbie Doll Collectors and Grace Kelly fans to consider purchasing this doll. The doll's features and outfit are stunning and the packaging is also attractive.