This shapely 19-foot fiberglass Jantzen girl has welcomed shoppers to Stamie’s Smart Swimwear at 8 N. Ocean Ave., Daytona Beach since 1965. (Photos taken 10/27/11). According to a Wikipedia entry:
Jantzen’s iconic Diving Girl was designed by Frank and Florenz Clark. She first made her appearance in advertisements in 1920, wearing a daring red suit, stocking cap and stockings, and first appeared on Jantzen swimming suits in 1923. Over the years, the stockings and stocking cap were dropped, and in the late 1940s, the suit became strapless. The whole design was modernized again in the 1980s. The Diving Girl remains a recognized international brand and is one of the longest lived apparel icons.