This is my series devoted to the real life models who became Rootstein mannequins.
I am featuring some of the most popular African American mannequins that Rootstein produced.
This mannequin, Chelesa Brown, wasn’t a runway model like most of Rootstein’s mannequin’s. She was an actress/comedian from the TV show Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In.
She was released in the Virgo collection in 1975.
I was surprised to find as many photos as I did on the web of the mannequin version of her. She is very rare because there weren’t they many of her produced and very few mannequins from 1975 are still in circulation.
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