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Today's episode is about the fascinating life of America's first supermodel, Audrey Munson, born in Rochester and died in Ogdensburg. She was the model or inspiration for more than a dozen statues in New York City alone and was the first actress to appear fully nude in a (non-pornographic) American film. How did this famous woman, know as Miss Manhattan, end up forgotten and alone for nearly 60 years, even as the statues inspired by here continue to stand as a testiment to her beauty and poise across America today? We'll let you know.
There's a lot more about Audrey we didn't have time to mention in our podcast. If you want to learn more about Audrey Munson, here are some places to start: https://99percentinvisible.org/episode/miss-manhattan/ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Audrey_Munson https://www.amazon.com/Curse-Beauty-Scandalous-Americas-Supermodel-ebook/dp/B014A0IYEY
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