Colleen Moore’s Fairy Castle

     Posted By: Paul - Tue Nov 23, 2021
     Category: Architecture | Charities and Philanthropy | Enlargements, Miniatures, and Other Matters of Scale | Hollywood | Museums | 1930s

I wonder how it compares to Queen Mary's doll house, "The Most Famous and Beautiful Doll's House in the World."


I couldn't find a price tag for it. Considering people and companies were making things for the Queen, they probably didn't charge anything. One point possibly in its favor -- the plumbing works, right down to a toilet which flushes.
Posted by Phideaux on 11/23/21 at 08:19 AM
Price? Some people have more money than they know what to do with. At least the proceeds from showing it were reportedly donated to charity.
Posted by KDP on 11/23/21 at 11:33 AM
@KDP -- In 1927, she was making $12,500 a week (offhand, I can't think of a single film of hers that flopped). To maintain her public persona, she didn't throw a lot of wild parties or dress extravagantly. iirc, she was also married to a stockbroker. Anyone in the 1920s who didn't double their money every year in the stock market wasn't really trying. Also remember that fed and state income taxes were high back then, so donating it to charity meant she was out-of-pocket maybe half of that. Even what she did pay was cheap for all the 'free' publicity it generated.

In the end, it was an investment which paid off quite well for her and others.
Posted by Phideaux on 11/23/21 at 02:20 PM
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