Thursday, April 30, 2015

Duke Ellington

Happy Birthday to Duke Ellington

He was one of the greatest American composer and bandleader and leader of jazz orchestras.   He  led his orchestra from 1923 until 1974.* 

One of his songs was Sophisticated Lady introduced as an instrumental in 1933.  Words to the song were added later. *   This doll was named after that song.  She was created by the Franklin Mint.  There was supposed to be a second doll in the series called Mood Indigo,  but she never was produced.  

* info from wikipedia


  1. Lovely!

    I remember seeing this doll advertised "back in the day" in Ebony/Essence/and/or the Sunday insert magazine, Parade. I was tempted to order, but did not.


    1. I think that was one of the magazine that I ordered her from. I miss the inserts of special dolls made by Franklin Mint.

  2. I didn't know this, she looks nice

  3. She's got a lovely, individual face. A not-generic dolly-look. Congrats on having her.