In 1995 the 15 in. Gene Marshall doll was introduced by Mel Odom. He was the artist who created this beautiful doll and her story. Standing with her book, “Gene Marshall – Girl Star,” she is named Red Venus. She has jointed knees, ball jointed arms, rooted hair and lashes. The book is the story of a doll inspired by the Hollywood stars of the 1940s. Gene resembles one of them, Gene Tierney. This was the doll that started the fashion doll craze of the late 1990s.