BACKSTORY: Gene Marshall is the creation of Mel Odom and was initially released in 15.5" high doll form through the Ashton-Drake Galleries, beginning in 1995. On these pages you will see photos that I have personally shot of Gene Marshall, Trent Osborn, and other “friends” from the Fashion Doll World. After 2005, Jason Wu and Integrity Toys took over the Gene Marshall collection. Gene’s “retirement” occurred in Spring 2010 and was then rescinded in April 2013 when she became a ball-jointed resin wonder from Jamieshow. The first Gene, signaling her rising from the ashes, was appropriately titled "Phoenix."