This flirtatious flapper certainly has a lot of flash in her form-fitting gold glitter bathing suit. Of plaster, this golden girl is 16 inches tall.
Her sparkling slippers stand on a base incised "© N.S. Statuary Co."
This advertisement from the May 28, 1927, edition of "The Billboard," a publication for carnival concessionaires, features the same glittery gal by North Side Statuary Company of Chicago, Illinois. Entitled "The Supreme Flash of 1927," the ad declares that this "new original copyrighted" bathing beauty doll is "already proven the biggest money-getter this year." This shimmery sea-side siren is described as "natural flesh tone with highly attractive metallic bathing suit" who looks like she "just stepped out of the surf" and is a "Bathing Beach Banner Money Getter." Sounds like she's a bit of a gold digger! Packed 20 to a barrel, these twinkling tootsies were one dollar each.
For an inexpensive carnival prize, this bathing belle is surprisingly well sculpted and decorated, with a most appealing presence. No doubt she tempted quite a number of nickels out of the rubes' pockets in her heyday.