GINA G., Child Star
Restored/Reprinted Saalfield1962 Book
Painted by Jeanne Voelz
(or Jean Volz)
Four nice dolls on beautifully designed covers, with 6 pages of pretty costumes grace this hard-to-find paper doll book restored for you. Painted by popular paper doll illustrator Jean Volz.
Film star of the late 50s-early 60s. Talented dancer, cute performer. Born in 1951, Gina had a bright but brief period of stardom into the early 60s. Daughter of dancing Vaudeville performers from Canada, Gina was born in California. Her sister, Darlene, in 1955 ,was hired as one of the original Mouseketeers, which percipitated the family moving to Burbank to be near filming.
Gina first appeared on television in 1956, on an episode of The Mickey Mouse Club, where she and her sisters Patricia, Darlene, and Larrian G. sang as "Talent Roundup Winners". She then did several TV shows, including the very popular GE Theater with Ronald Reagan hosting, and 2 episodes in Beautiful Loretta Young's show.
Gina acted in three films, It Happened to Jane and Face of a Fugitive and Andy Hardy Comes Home in 1958, then a television show during early 1959, before she landed a role as a series regular on NBC's Law of the Plainsman for the 1959-1960 season. She played the character of "Terry 'Tess' Wilkins", an orphan who is saved from being killed by outlaws by Apache U.S. Marshal Sam Buckhart.
For the next two years Gina would appear on episodes of eleven different series, (including The Loves of Dobi Gillis, Wagon Train, and Doctor Kildaire) before making her final film appearance in the 1962 production of What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? with Joan Crawford and Bette Davis. (paper doll book- http://papergoodies.com/scripts/prodview.asp?idProduct=219 and post card- http://papergoodies.com/scripts/prodview.asp?idProduct=505) she played the part of Crawford's character "Blanche" as a young girl. This tale of insanely jealous actress sisters was a sharp contrast to Gina's own experience with her close-knit family.
Throughout the mid-sixties, Gina would continue to be in demand as a featured player or guest star on television. She performed on Ben Casey, Dr. Kildare, Laramie, and The Fugitive among others, before landing a regular role as younger daughter "Mimi" in the sitcom Karen, during the 1964-65 television season.
Gina's last acting role, at the age of 15, was in a 1966 episode of NBC's Laredo. She graduated high school and college, admitted to the California Bar Association in 1988, opened her own law practice, (under her married name) becoming a lawyer specializing in elder law and estate planning.
NOTICE: This is a stapled BOOK. We are delighted to present this vintage restored/reprinted "perfect bound" (stapled) book from Forget-me-Not Publishing (FMN). These are 11”x17" sheets printed in permanent laser colors, on top grade papers, folded and stapled to a finished size of 8.5x11. This new formatting results in a reduction of about 15% smaller than the originally published size. Costume pages are on Bright white archival 32# laser paper. Covers are on archival 80# laser cover stock paper. These papers are a dream to cut...nice clean edges, no popping of inks, very smooth and fun to handle. We slip the book into a crystal clear archival protective Mylar sleeve to keep it nice and clean.
Restored Vintage Paper Doll, © 2008, Forget-Me-Not Publishing, Skandia Michigan
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