“Barbie© Film Noir” is the souvenir doll for the 2006 National Barbie Convention held in Los Angeles, designed by Mario Paglino and Gianni Grossi, as Magia 2000.
Barbie Film Noir is the first ever souvenir doll produced completely by Mattel USA for a convention and designed by a Not-American designer. Magia 2000 was the first foreign artist duo who had the chance and honor to design a Barbie doll for such event.
In this page you can find more pic of the backstage, the ideas behind this incredible doll which became immeditaley a success, and is still one of the more valuable Barbie doll from a convention.
There are 3 different version fo the doll, one is in pink dress with black lining and has a Caucasian version and a Afro-American version, which were the common souvenir doll for conventioneers; the third version is in reversed colour, black dress and pink lining, which was more limited and with blonde hair, just in Caucasian, and with an additional real genuine rhinestone jewel necklace.
This doll was produced by Mattel Inc. in Platinum Edition and was not on sale, but available only for conventioneers.
Special THANKS TO:
MATTEL USA, Liz Gramp and her staff.
Robert Best, for being our inside production designer,
Barbie Convention Steering Committee, for choosing us as designer and especially to Joe Blitman who followed the relationship with Mattel.
THIS DOLL IS DEDICATED TO OUR BELOVED FRIEND,
BRENDA BLANCHARD, who originally invited us to submit a prototype to the Convention Committee and who supported us so much. She is in our heart always and forever.
WE ALSO DEDICATE THIS DOLL TO OUR FAMILIES WHICH SUPPORTED OUR PASSION FOR DOLLS AND ESPECIALLY TO OUR MOTHERS AND GRANDMOTHERS.
Not Available for sale