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.

4 comments:

Deb said...

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

/NTTAWWT

Bill Crider 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

Bill Crider said...

I miss the old days.