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2018/91/4 Doll and packaging, 'Boy George The Original Outrageous Boy of Rock', plastic / cardboard, designed by LJN, New York, United States of America, made in China, c. 1984. Click to enlarge.

Boy George doll in box

Designed
Culture Club was one of the major bands to emerge in the early 1980s with a soul pop sound and a striking lead singer, Boy George, born George Alan O'Dowd in 1961.

This Boy George doll wears a miniature reproduction of his 'Colour by Numbers' costume, a white ensemble with red and black numbers, bows in braided hair, hat and bold make up. 'Colour by Numbers' was Culture Club's successful second album, released in 1983. Boy George's characteristic style during this time was an androgynous mix …

Summary

Object No.

2018/91/4

Object Statement

Doll and packaging, 'Boy George The Original Outrageous Boy of Rock', plastic / cardboard, designed by LJN, New York, United States of America, made in China, c. 1984

Physical Description

Boy George 'The Original Outrageous Boy of Rock' doll in packaging. The doll wears a white ensemble with black and red numbers over a blue undershirt. The doll's face is painted to represent a full face of stage make up and it has bows in its long braided hair. The doll has a microphone in its left hand and red boots on its feet. The packaging is a yellow box with a plastic window, and features photos of Boy George in various hairstyles and make up.

Dimensions

Height

350 mm

Width

180 mm

Depth

65 mm

Production

Notes

This doll was made by New York-based LJN Toys Ltd in China c. 1984.

Source

Credit Line

Purchased 2009

Acquisition Date

27 September 2018

Cite this Object

Harvard

Boy George doll in box 2021, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 3 December 2021, <https://ma.as/563358>

Wikipedia

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