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Life size Jantzen girl display?

Discussion in 'PUBLIC Vintage Fashion - Ask Questions Get Answers' started by Kenwa, Aug 16, 2016.


Jantzen display

  1. Yes

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  2. No

  3. Maybe

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  1. Kenwa

    Kenwa Registered Guest

    So funny. I was just writing about finding one in Europe just as your post came up. Below is a screen shot that gives details. Maybe this is the one you saw. Whoever made these made sure that they were well traveled. I am in the U.S. :)

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  2. I get the feeling they are rather new knockoffs after reading the Jantzen post. A shame some sellers are capitalizing on the Jantzen brand to receive enormous prices.
    thank you for sharing your mannequin. I enjoy a good mystery.
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  3. Retro Ruth

    Retro Ruth Queen of Tech Staff Member

    No I think the one I saw was blue, like yours. Not sure though, memory could be playing tricks. I don't think it was for sale, it looked like part of a permanent display.
  4. Jonathan

    Jonathan VFG Member

    I have to say I am suspicious of this dating from the 1950s - it's too 'girly' and salacious for then and I can't imagine where something like this would be used. I think it might be a 1970s retro item when that 'Golden age of Hollywood' revival was big, wedged in between Myra Breckenridge and Grease.
  5. Kenwa

    Kenwa Registered Guest

    Let us know. Maybe the owner of that one has some history.
  6. Kenwa

    Kenwa Registered Guest

    Perhaps but where did they come from and why were they made? My 6' version seems to be quite old but then again the 70's was a while back now :)
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  7. nevynxx

    nevynxx Registered Guest

    I bought the short version in the early 90's from a shop fittings company who were also selling repro life-size ones but the life-size figure was fully shaped not flat blacked like yours. Mine was purchased as Jayne Russell.

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  8. Thanks for posting! That's great information. She looks very Jessica Rabbit, doesn't she?
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  9. foofoogal

    foofoogal Registered Guest

    I think Fredericks of Hollywood when I see this.
    Perhaps they made them? Just a wild guess or thought.
  10. Pistol

    Pistol Registered Guest

    Would like to know if you ever found out anymore about "Jayne's" origin. I have a "large version" as well which I acquired a few years ago from an antique dealer in Texas. The dealer had owned her for a while and thought as you did . . . that she was a 50's Jantzen swimsuit mannequin. My initial research turned up nothing more that you found . . . just the smaller versions and large one for sale on ebay. Any additional info would be appreciated!
  11. Mr. Smoothex

    Mr. Smoothex Registered Guest

    I am just visiting a friend in the UK and he has this one.

    Some very interesting theroies on the origin of the mannequins. Hope someone has more information. IMG_20170725_083034.jpg IMG_20170725_083015.jpg
  12. Retro Ruth

    Retro Ruth Queen of Tech Staff Member

    I did revisit the shop, but it's not the same mannequin. Similar style though.

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