April Showers shows Gene Marshall modeling for a calendar.


Info Edit

SKU: 38268

Released: 2001

Circa: 1957

Company: Ashton Drake

Price: $125.00

Story Card Edit

It was the end of a long day.  Gene had just poured a cold Coca-Cola into a glass and herself into a robe and slippers.  Then the phone rang.  Gene picked it up and a voice said, "So how's my favorite Girl Star?"

The voice on the other end transported Gene to another time and place--to her modeling days in New York just before her spectacular rise to fame.  For the caller was none other than her old friend Sally, formerly one of the junior illustrators at DeLuxe, an haute couture magazine that had used Gene in many a fashion spread.

"Darling, I'm with an agency now and we're putting together a campaign for Coca-Cola," Sally said.  "I've been asked to assemble some rough sketches as part of our presentation for next year's Coca-Cola calendar and I wondered if you'd like to model for me?  It would give us a chance to catch up and you'd be doing me a big favor!  And I'll supply a cooler full of Coca-Cola!"

Gene laughed.  "Now, how could I even think of turning down an offer that swell?  I'll definitely come and pose for you--I can't wait to see you again!"

The next afternoon, Gene was dressed in a lovely dress and raincoat, and holding an umbrella, a bottle of Coca-Cola, and a perky pose.  And as Sally quickly sketched her, the two old friends' conversation bubbled along--effervescent and refreshing as a freshly poured Coke!

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