Thursday, March 29, 2012
Life Magazine, as noted by Boing Boing, a soap carver living in New York began creating mannequins for upscale clothing stores. One of his models, "Cynthia," took on a life of her own. To promote his work, he began escorting her around town to all the hot nightclubs and parties. She eventually ended up with a radio show, a movie part, and an invitation to the wedding of Wallace Simpson and the former King of England, Edward VIII.