12/8/2022 2:22 pm  #1


Bing Crosby Mannequin Displayed at J.C. Penney "Father of the Year"

I wasn't sure where to post this one.

Link:

https://calisphere.org/item/ark:/13030/kt5f59s27x/


This was new to me when I saw the old photos. Has anyone come across this before?

I wonder where the mannequins ended up?! Guessing it was a national campaign from 1952 judging by the sheet music in the pic.

Also when you scroll down on the link page you can see pics of Gary Crosby with the winner of the contest, holding a likeness of Bing's head.

 

 

13/8/2022 4:43 pm  #2


Re: Bing Crosby Mannequin Displayed at J.C. Penney "Father of the Year"

That statue looks sort of weird, reminds me of the mannequins that came alive in the Twilight Zone episode.  There's also a comic book, "Calling All Boys" with Bing on the cover as Boy's Hero of the Month. 
https://i.pinimg.com/originals/26/f5/61/26f561000656e34ddf4d3044351bc292.jpg

 

 

14/8/2022 3:54 pm  #3


Re: Bing Crosby Mannequin Displayed at J.C. Penney "Father of the Year"

What a wonderful find, Ben! Thank you.
I have to agree with Archiefit, that it does indeed look like something from the Twilight Zone - perhaps as if Bing and Fred Astaire had a middle brother?

 

15/8/2022 2:24 pm  #4


Re: Bing Crosby Mannequin Displayed at J.C. Penney "Father of the Year"

Ian, you are too funny! But to me it looks more like if Stan Laurel and Fred had a son.  Poor Bing his dolls, statues and mannequins don't look like him at all. Got to be Good Looking cause he's so hard to see.

 

09/9/2022 3:43 pm  #5


Re: Bing Crosby Mannequin Displayed at J.C. Penney "Father of the Year"

Hmm, I've tried every which way from Sunday to post here a colorized picture of the Bing statue.  But it seems unless the picture comes from an internet source you can't post it here.   I tried different ways but none work.  If you could post a .jpg picture right from your computer to here then I'd be able to do it.   

 

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