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Kutcher Urges Moore to Open Doll Museum
Written by Heidi Heideman   
Wednesday, 08 July 2009 20:00
Throughout the years, many doll artists and collectors have wished and hoped that Demi Moore would share her extensive collection of one-of-a-kind, limited-edition and collectible dolls with the public. Now her husband, Ashton Kutcher, is joining the cacophony of voices, pleading with her to open a museum to house her collection.

So has Moore’s love of dolls rubbed off on Kutcher? Does he want to share the love of doll collecting with doll collectors young and old? No! To put it simply, he’s freaked out! On June 6, 2009, Ashton posted pictures of a few the pieces in Moore’s collection and a couple of comments about his thoughts on one of the doll-collecting world’s most notable collections. To quote Ashton’s now infamous tweet verbatim, “spent the day going through wifey’s insane doll collection. 3,000 thousand contemporary art dolls all staring at U. I’m going to have nightmares.” He continued in another tweet, “I’m trying to convince wifey to open a doll museum. She also has thousands of Barbies and original G.I. Joes.”    

Although Ashton’s motive may be to get the dolls out of his sight, or himself out to the sight of the dolls, a doll museum would be welcomed by many doll enthusiasts. Moore is reported to have collected dolls from many distinguished artists, among them Parisian doll artist Anne Mitrani. Although Moore has not been as active in the doll market during the past few years, she has recently insured her collection for approximately $2 million dollars.

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I would also LOVE to see her Doll Collection. Have there been any Publication's done ? Something so large [as a whole home to house them all] should be admired for others to enjoy...what do you say Demi??? Alarge picture book would suffice...hope she reads this.

Cindy
Cindy , August 16, 2014 | url
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I have a pr of old dolls from china. They are in exceptionally good condition and are over 100 yrs old. They are hope dolls, made in shanghai. Wondering how to find an appraiser/buyer for them. They are exsquisite, but I am not a collector.
Jacquie
Jacqueline kubicki , May 24, 2012
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Hello! As a contemporary primitive folk art doll artist I am always looking for anything in reference to dolls especially true antiques of 100 years or older. I specialize in 18th-19th century inspired OOAK hand made art dolls. Most of the costumes are hand stitched by me also. Please feel free to visit my blog and tell me what you think. I also have doll exhibits in several art galleries here in SW Florida. I sell from my blog, on Ebay and Etsy from time to time, and as of June 1st will be selling on Early Works Mercantile. One of my goals is to have doll exhibits in museums, and especially those that cater to African American dolls. God Bless!! Jan
Janice Moore-Petty , May 12, 2010 | url
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A doll museum would be wonderful, especially if I could get there. We have a doll club in Nova Scotia, but doll related venues are scarce here. I am taking my lap top to Florida with me, so have given you my new e-mail address. I love to see pictures of dolls as I make reproduction porcelain, and some modern, dolls and am always checking out the clothing. Marjorie
Marjorie Peppard , August 27, 2009
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How do we get the message to Demi that we would at least like to see pictures of her dolls?
Ruth Manning , August 06, 2009
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Oh, this is so funny - my husband is, in his own words, "creeped out" by dolls "staring at him", too... and he calls me Wifey... know how you feel, Demi!!!
I would absolutely love to see her dolls, hope she takes her husband's "encouragement" to heart!
Morgen , July 10, 2009
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My Mom and I collect dolls and it's very habit forming. We've been hunting treasures (on the cheap) for decades and have some beautiful SFBJ's, Simon and Halbig, even a new Tonner, etc. and we have everything. Although, our dolls are not in tip top shape because we couldn't afford them, we love them and wish our dolls can be displayed. My mom has made dresses for some of them and I've restrung them. They are a real joy for people who appreciate dolls.
Roxanne Kind , July 10, 2009
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Ditto, I would love to see representative pictures of her collection too. Also, Candy Spelling, the widow of Aaron Spelling and mother of Tori Spelling has thousands of dolls, and her own private doll museum housed in her mansion. I would love to see what dolls Ms. Spelling owns too. In fact, I would love a monthly photo column where doll collectors share pictures of their best, most interesting, or rare dolls. We even share pictures of our most successful restorations with one another...we learn from each other's techniques. Collectors usually love to swap pictures between each other, why not publish what we already do anyway?
Jane Malin , July 09, 2009
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Would love to see pictures of her collection!
Becca , July 09, 2009

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