Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Donald Featherstone, R. I. P.

The Two-Way : NPR: If you've got a plastic pink flamingo on your lawn, give it a pat on the back. The man who designed the lawn art, Donald Featherstone, has died. He was 79.  

Hat tip to Scott Cupp.


Deb said...

You have to figure that he's inadvertently responsible for John Waters's career.


Unknown said...

I love those flamingos. Not to mention John Waters.

Anonymous said...

If you grew up in Cleveland, the flamingos were a local in-joke, like the flammable Cuyahoga river. They were a staple decoration on the lawns of Parma, a suburb mainly populated by second-generation Eastern European immigrants. Parma was a running joke with the legendary tv horror host Ghoulardi (Ernie Anderson). Whenever "Parma" was mentioned, polka music would break out and a montage of photos of flamingo-clad lawns would flash on the screen. Only back then they were painted plaster, not plastic.
Art Scott

Unknown said...

I miss the old days.