NTF + Edward Gorey – The Black Doll
Necessaries Toy Foundation, in conjunction with the Edward Gorey Charitable Trust, will release The Black Doll. The 13" tall doll will be a limited edition of 2,000 pieces. Look for these to begin hitting retailers at around $45.00 each. For wholesale inquiries, contact DKE Toys.
And for more information, Annie Owens of Hi-Fructose has written up a great background story on the doll:
A life-long friend of Edward Gorey's made The Black Doll for him in 1942. Gorey visited her while she was making it, and upon seeing it insisted on keeping it in it's unfinished state, lacking a face, arms and clothing. In spite of her objection, Gorey prevailed. It may be the first recorded instance of Gorey's enduring dedication to engaging the imagination.
The incomplete Black Doll has remained a recurring enigma for almost 70 years appearing in many of Gorey's books and drawings as well as being the subject of his silent screenplay. This is the first time The Black Doll has been produced for Edward Gorey's devoted following.