Mannequin named Cynthia doll, which was the envy of Marilyn Monroe

In 1932, American sculptor and designer Lester GABA created a mannequin that looked very similar to a living woman, and named it Cynthia. After several shots in the magazine New York City for Life in 1937 and began a stellar career Cynthia — and within a few months she was known to all.

Mannequin named Cynthia doll, which was the envy of Marilyn Monroe

Mannequin named Cynthia doll, which was the envy of Marilyn Monroe

Lester GABA dines with Cynthia in new York restaurant Marguery, 1937

Mannequin Cynthia, like Hollywood celebrities receive fan mail, gifts and event invitations, decorations and dresses from luxurious fashion houses. She had her own television talk show and starred in a movie!

Mannequin named Cynthia doll, which was the envy of Marilyn Monroe

Choice of facial for Cynthia, 1937

Mannequin named Cynthia doll, which was the envy of Marilyn Monroe

Part of Cynthia, 1937

But, anyway, it was just a dummy, and over time her popularity declined. Cynthia officially retired when 1942, GABA was inducted into the army. However, its popularity had an impact on the use of mannequins in retail marketing sales.

Mannequin named Cynthia doll, which was the envy of Marilyn Monroe

Makeup for Cynthia, 1937

Mannequin named Cynthia doll, which was the envy of Marilyn Monroe

Cynthia beauty salon, 1937

Mannequin named Cynthia doll, which was the envy of Marilyn Monroe

Lester GABA corrects detail my mannequin, 1937Mannequin named Cynthia doll, which was the envy of Marilyn Monroe

Trying on outfits, 1937

Mannequin named Cynthia doll, which was the envy of Marilyn Monroe

Lester GABA and his creation, 1937

Mannequin named Cynthia doll, which was the envy of Marilyn Monroe

Manicure for Cynthia, 1937

Mannequin named Cynthia doll, which was the envy of Marilyn Monroe

Cynthia is resting in the apartment of Lester GABA in new York city, 1937

Mannequin named Cynthia doll, which was the envy of Marilyn Monroe

Lester GABA and Cynthia, 1937

Mannequin named Cynthia doll, which was the envy of Marilyn Monroe

Closet Cynthia, 1937Mannequin named Cynthia doll, which was the envy of Marilyn Monroe

Lester GABA and Cynthia go to new York, 1937

Mannequin named Cynthia doll, which was the envy of Marilyn Monroe

Cynthia in the tourist bus, 1937

Mannequin named Cynthia doll, which was the envy of Marilyn Monroe

Lester GABA and Cynthia at the Stork club, new York, 1937

Mannequin named Cynthia doll, which was the envy of Marilyn Monroe

Cynthia at the bar, 1937

Mannequin named Cynthia doll, which was the envy of Marilyn Monroe

Sunday brunch at the house of the writer Ranges of Samter Winslow in 1937

Mannequin named Cynthia doll, which was the envy of Marilyn Monroe

Cynthia at the restaurant, 1937

Mannequin named Cynthia doll, which was the envy of Marilyn Monroe

Lester GABA keeps Cynthia on the hands, 1937

Mannequin named Cynthia doll, which was the envy of Marilyn Monroe

Cynthia and Lester GABA in a box theatre, 1939

Mannequin named Cynthia doll, which was the envy of Marilyn Monroe

In the theater, "Broadhurst" in new York city, 1939

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