• Short Summary

    Federal authorities in the United States found a new way of getting workers to attend the site every day.

  • Description

    Federal authorities in the United States found a new way of getting workers to attend the site every day.

    He name was "Sarah". Twenty-four feet tall (7.3 metres), very shapely and wearing only a bikini and a seductive smile. Sarah was not real, however, she was painted on wood. But she was real enough to workers on one Washington building site, over whom she towers all work-day long.

    Real enough also to a prominent women's movement, who've protested over Sarah's involvement with the building industry-saying she's a sexist symbol.

    Sarah is the work of artist Bill Newman, who wanted to paint a nude. The Government said "no" so he compromised and painted on a bikini which would wash off in the rain.

    Four hundred women sent letters of protest about Sarah to the authorities, and finally they relented, ordered workers to take her down, turn her round, and nail her to the wall.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA93GUU3022SAJCSJ0VF50VQPK
    Media URN:
    VLVA93GUU3022SAJCSJ0VF50VQPK
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    15/08/1975
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:48:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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