Teresa Bramlette Reeves
The movie version of Margaret Mitchell's 1936 book, "Gone with the Wind," premiered in 1939. The next year, Merrill Publishing produced a group of paper dolls as a licensed movie tie-in with MGM. Mary Jane must have been among the first girls in Searcy to purchase this set. Her enthusiasm for the movie is obvious, as she carefully compared each paper dress and suit to scenes in the movie and then recorded this information on the back of each outfit.
In these fifteen watercolors, the pattern and color combinations of the outfits form the background for Mary Jane's penciled notations (which to me, are far more compelling than the actual paper doll dress). The titles echo Mary Jane's text for each item.

Mary Jane's obsession
Teresa Bramlette Reeves Mary Jane's obsession watercolor, pencil, and paper doll dress
Dress worn while talking to Tarleton twins before the war at Tara
2013
watercolor, pencil, and paper doll dress
11 1/4 x 13 1/8 inches

Teresa Bramlette Reeves Mary Jane's obsession watercolor, pencil, and paper doll dress
Dress worn in New Orleans on honeymoon when she was looking at all the new clothes and posing with the white muff. Rhett said she should take Mammy something. She said she wouldn't. He said he'd take her a red taffeta petticoat. She said she wouldn't wear it. He said she would. etc.
2013
watercolor, pencil, and paper doll dress
11 1/4 x 11 1/4 inches
Teresa Bramlette Reeves Mary Jane's obsession watercolor, pencil, and paper doll dress
Dress made of drapery that Mammy made and she wore to jail to see if Rhett would give her the money to pay taxes on Tara
2013
watercolor, pencil, and paper doll dress
11 1/4 x 12 1/4 inches
Teresa Bramlette Reeves Mary Jane's obsession watercolor, pencil, and paper doll dress
Dress worn when she went down stairs and Rhett was in the library drunk.
2013
watercolor, pencil, and paper doll dress
11 1/4 x 13 3/8 inches
Teresa Bramlette Reeves Mary Jane's obsession watercolor, pencil, and paper doll dress
Dress worn to the barbecue at Twelve Oaks.
2013
watercolor, pencil, and paper doll dress
11 1/4 x 13 inches
Teresa Bramlette Reeves Mary Jane's obsession watercolor, pencil, and paper doll suit
Suit worn when he took Scarlett to Ashley's birthday party (after she had been seen in his arms) and left her. & when he went back to the hotel in New Orleans after "going out" and found Bonnie Blue in the dark crying and fired her nurse.
2013
watercolor, pencil, and paper doll suit
11 1/4 x 13 1/4 inches
Teresa Bramlette Reeves Mary Jane's obsession watercolor, pencil, and paper doll dress
Dress worn when she married Melanie's brother, Charles Hamilton just before he went to war.
2013
watercolor, pencil, and paper doll dress
11 1/4 x 14 1/8 inches
Teresa Bramlette Reeves Mary Jane's obsession watercolor, pencil, and paper doll dress
Dress worn when she and Rhett were taking Bonnie Blue out riding in her little buggy with the wooden pony on the front that looked like he was pulling Bonnie. She was holding the reins.
2013
watercolor, pencil, and paper doll dress
11 1/4 x 13 1/4 inches
Teresa Bramlette Reeves Mary Jane's obsession watercolor, pencil, and paper doll dress
Didn't wear this in the movie.
2013
watercolor, pencil, and paper doll dress
11 1/4 x 11 1/4 inches
Teresa Bramlette Reeves Mary Jane's obsession watercolor, pencil, and paper doll dress
Dress worn at the barbecue at Twelve Oaks.
2013
watercolor, pencil, and paper doll dress
11 1/4 x 11 3/4 inches
Teresa Bramlette Reeves Mary Jane's obsession watercolor, pencil, and paper doll dress
Dress worn when she came out of Frank Kennedy's store, spoke to Rhett, got into the wagon, rode through, was attacked by two rough men and was saved by Big Sam.
2013
watercolor, pencil, and paper doll dress
11 1/4 x 12 1/4 inches
Teresa Bramlette Reeves Mary Jane's obsession watercolor, pencil, and paper doll dress
Dress worn in big portrait that Rhett threw the wine glass at.
2013
watercolor, pencil, and paper doll dress
11 1/4 x 14 1/4 inches
Teresa Bramlette Reeves Mary Jane's obsession watercolor, pencil, and paper doll suit
Outfit worn when Scarlet came out of Kennedy & Wilkes store to drive the wagon through the woods & was attacked & he saw her as she came out of the store and talked to her. "I can shoot straight if I don't have to shoot far" said Scarlet.
2013
watercolor, pencil, and paper doll suit
11 1/4 x 14 3/4 inches
Teresa Bramlette Reeves Mary Jane's obsession watercolor, pencil, and paper doll dress
Dress worn when Mrs. O'Hara came home from Emmy Slattery's bedside & all the girls ran downstairs to meet her & Carreen asked if she couldn't stay up for the Wilkes' ball.
2013
watercolor, pencil, and paper doll dress
11 1/4 x 11 1/4 inches
Teresa Bramlette Reeves Mary Jane's obsession watercolor, pencil, and paper doll suit
Suit worn in Atlanta when he rode up on his horse to Aunt Pittypat's carriage (Scarlet & Melanie were in it) just after Scarlet & Melanie had looked at a list of the dead & injured & was talking to Scarlet. & When Scarlet came out of the hospital (church) in Atlanta and was being carried along by the crowd & having an awful time, he picked her up in his carriage & took her to Aunt Pittypat's house.
2013
watercolor, pencil, and paper doll suit
11 1/4 x 14 1/4 inches
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