Sunday, February 27, 2011

The Swimming Lady













Unknown Mami


My Daytona Beach photos (from my road trip) were getting kind of lengthy so I decided to shuffle these aside and post them as the Sundays in My City submission.  I loved the Jantzen Diving Lady from the days when I lived in Daytona and I'm so happy to see that she's still there.  She is quite vintage - I think from the 50s. 

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Happy Sunday :)
Kristin

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13 comments:

May said...

And why is the beach World famous????

Kristin - The Goat said...

The beach is world famous because it's where the NASCAR Daytona race on the beach started, it's a big Spring Break spot and it's one of the few places where you can drive on the beach. There are other reasons, too, but mostly because it's a tourist destination.

lisleman said...

It appears this lovely figure has strange drain holes. I guess that's what they would be called.

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Now this one is just the best ever!
Thank you so much for sharing her with me. I admire your work more then you will even know.

jb said...

I love her!

jb said...

I love her! So Esther Williams!

Joanna Jenkins said...

Very cool. I think this is my favorite SIMC of the week. She's beautiful. Thanks, jj

Rebecca said...

(second try, first one gave me an error message)

The first photo made me feel like the Mother Ship was beckoning me home.

Marg said...

So I'm quite vintage, eh?!

Kristin - The Goat said...

Marg - if you were fiberglass, you'd be quite vintage LOL

Kristin - The Goat said...

Here's some info on our girl - From "Travel the Write Way" - Jantzen Diving Girl

"On the way back to the hotel, we strolled along North Ocean Avenue and ran into a most amazing place: Stamie’s Smart Beach Wear. What was the attraction? How about a 19-foot-long Jantzen diving girl sign over the door? Created out of fiberglass, this diving girl is one of six made in 1959 and it has been the trademark of Stamie’s since 1965. Jantzen — the iconic brand worn by every major star of the silver screen, including Esther Williams, Elizabeth Taylor, Ginger Rogers and Marilyn Monroe — turned 100 this year and long ago lived up to its slogan, “The suit that changed bathing to swimming.” It was a real pleasure to talk to the daughter of the original owners of Stamie’s, a Jantzen Swimwear destination in Daytona for more than 50 years. While we were there, her mother called to check on sales — she’s 96 years old. That’s what I call dedication. Stamie’s is a real treasure, and if you get to Daytona, do not miss it!"

I'd have to agree - don't miss this place and I'm grateful for the information on the great sign.

Keetha Broyles said...

Fisherhubby and I drove on that beach once. Pretty cool stuff that.

Uh Hhhm - - - what is going on with beach ladies ni_ _ les??????????????

Unknown Mami said...

She's pretty awesome.