In the 1950's, one star was high in the Hollywood firmament and hailed as the most beautiful woman on the screen. That was Arlene Dahl whose flaming tresses, creamy complexion and signature beauty mark were nothing short of breathtaking. Of course, she was the ideal subject for a paper doll then and now that paper dolls are being rediscovered by a new generation of collectors, she is once again going to be captured in a new book published by Paper Studio Press. Norma-Lu Meehan, an artist of great reknown, has landed the plum assignment of creating this new book which will feature Arlene Dahl at the peak of her fame along with her costumes and wardrobe.
Although she made comparatively few films before leaving Hollywood to become a successful businesswoman, beauty columnist, writer and famed astrologer, Miss Dahl made an indelible mark in cinematic history. From her first big starring role in "My Wild Irish Rose," her beauty made her the center of attention. Her film credits include "Three Little Words," "Slightly Scarlet," and "Journey to the Center of the Earth."
Arlene Dahl's personal life was subjected to the kind of public fascination that the Kardashians generate today. Her high profile marriage to handsome Fernando Lamas produced a son, Lorenzo, who is today, in fact, the subject of a reality TV show with his daughter, Shayne Lamas."Leave it to Lamas" is broadcast on the E Channel.
Fame may be fleeting for some, but Arlene Dahl is as glamorous and busy as ever. She is enthusiastic about making a new appearance as a paper doll scheduled for publication in 2010.