Hollywood’s $7m Fairy Castle Dolls’ House
27 August 2013
Hailing from the 1930s, an extraordinary dolls’ house brings us a slice of Hollywood glamour in the form of silent film star and life-long doll enthusiast Colleen Moore’s spectacular $7m Fairy Castle.
The work of around a hundred pairs of hands, The Independent
reports on her 9ft-square castle, which now resides in the Museum of Science and Industry
The elaborate set boasts a treasure trove of replicas and furnishings, ranking among its adornments several miniature paintings with famous creators including Walt Disney as well as the smallest Bible ever written.
Colleen’s delight in her dream castle also blossomed into a valiant effort on behalf of the children of the United States, since she put it to work as a star attraction on tour raising money for children’s charities in most states’ major cities during the 1930s.
In 1949 it made its final journey to the museum, where it remains today a major attraction enjoyed by millions.
Conservation operations in the autumn will bring formerly concealed artefacts to the fore on full display.
The Fairy Castle stands as a magnificent testament to the feats which can be achieved by plenty of innovation, effort and, of course, imaginative passion for the creation of miniature worlds!
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Beautiful film star Milla Jovovich spends her time away from the glitz and glamour of Hollywood by... making dolls' houses!
Milla is most famous for the Resident Evil sci-fi films.
She told The Independent newspaper: "I really only have a few friends. My regular life today is reading books, making dolls houses, sewing dolls with my daughter and barbequing."
Find out more, here.
Among the strong female characters she has played are Joan of Arc in The Messenger and a "perfect being" in The Fifth Element, as well as lighter roles in The Million Dollar Hotel and the comedy Zoolander.