Pink Flamingos In the Front Yard
December 23, 2010
Two plastic pink flamingos ridden by scantily clad Barbie dolls! I see this in a storefront window on my way to work every day. After 17 years of this bizarre sight, it makes a person flamingo crazy. So tacky, yet so cool.
Those famous pink wonders were the brainchild of designer Don Featherstone back in 1957. The Union Products company manufactured them until 2006. Another company purchased the copyright and the molds, so never fear - you can make your own flamingo display. Just try to top the Barbie display - it won't be easy!
If you want to know more, check out the magazine article in American Scholar (Spring 1999-volume 68.). Just go to our website, then to our database, Magazines & Periodicals. You can read a full text document. Pretty cool.
During the month of January, my personal pet puppet pink flamingo, Penelope, will be greeting everyone at Family Storytime on Tuesdays at 11 AM, at the Raytown Branch. Hope to see you there. I'll tell you exactly where to find a flamingo in a window!