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Cynthia is a Celestine head made in October 2013 by Matt and Bronwen of Sinthetics. She time-shares the same Knighthorse body #1 as Annabelle, Denise, and June. Cynthia is Annabelle and June’s mother. She took a break from her busy life to visit her daughters here in 2013 and she never left.
She is named after Lester Gaba’s mannequin of the 1930s.
[Lester Gaba] created a particularly beautiful mannequin whom he called Cynthia and paraded around New York, taking her to the Opera, the clubs and society events even though it took three men to carry her. She became very popular and was showered with gifts from Cartier and Tiffany.
— Suzie Plumb and Jack Lewis writing in Guys ‘n’ Dolls, Art, Science, Fashion & Relationships, published in conjunction with the exhibition of the same name at Brighton Museum & Art Gallery, Sussex, England, 23 April – 12 June 2005
I took the preceding photo of Cynthia as a World War II U.S. Women’s Army Corps PFC (attached to General Headquarters and assigned to the air force) at the ‘Shake and Stir vintage festival’ near Bournemouth in July, 2018.
With Rommel’s Afrika Korps advancing again, the U.S. Army plans its next move in support of the British 8th Army.
For Anoushka’s big white cat, which I bought at the same time as Cynthia’s cat, see War to end all wars part 1.
My Blondie character was an inflatable doll but with a dark, provocative, aggressive side. I was playing it up yet I was very serious.
— From the autobiography Face It, Debbie Harry, 2019
I took these two photos with my super new (pre-owned) Fuji X100F.
Faina as Siouxsie (another icon of punk)
War to end all wars part 2 for more dolls in uniform