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The lady owner of this quad was happy to lend it to June to be photographed for a celebrity magazine.
June and I appeared the Shaftsbury Theatre for a magazine event in 2011. These three photos were taken using a compact 35 millimetre film camera.
June’s freckles are permanent, being applied during manufacture.
Compatibility between heads and bodies of different doll manufacturers is rare, but June can borrow Laura’s body. That is fortuitous because the backbone (which I think is made of PVC pipe) of June’s original body broke in 2017. The underlying cause of the problem seems to be the modification of the skeleton, which is the same as Laura’s, by June’s manufacturer in the USA to include an eye-bolt high on the back for hanging up the doll. Repeated hangings (an upright doll clear of the floor takes up less space and is easier to dress and undress) applied repeated stress to that part, which ‘work-hardened’ and fractured.
June, even more than Rebecca, is a bookish girl and she often likes to sit on her own, reading. She is practised at finding a place for that in this house crowded with dolls. I took this photo in late December, 2018.
The pictures on this wall, which I cut from magazines and calendars, are exposed to strong light and have faded. In the small photo on the right of the hang glider over the surf, the sailcloth is bright yellow (a dramatic contrast) but in the photo it has faded to pale grey.