Stuff from Quebec City, Canada

Monday, April 16, 2007

Mud Flap Girl

She's been a phantasm since I was a kid, and I finally found out about the mysterious Mud Flap Girl. I always saw her on mud flaps or in front of big trucks and always wondered where she was from. She was apparently designed in the 70's by Bill Zinda, owner of Wiz Enterprises in Long Beach, California. The model was Leta Laroe, a famous stripper.

In the name of political correctness , she will probably disappear one day (a sad day for sure). The Arizona State (U.S.A.) already tried to pass some legislation about it (article 1, article 2).

1 comment:

muddywaters12strg said...

I like your post, I never really though about her origin, myself, but she really is apart of classic American imagery and will probably be studied in art classes for years to come. It is only a silhouette by it has be place so well. Especially the little gap between the legs where one bends and the other is slightly raised. From an artistic perspective none of the lines are calm, everything is moving. That is why the girl will never truly die off. Even if banned the mud flaps that she is on will probably sell for money and be searched for by collectors.