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LEARN ABOUT AUDREY MUNSON, AN UPPER WEST SIDE ICON

New York City is home to many iconic landmarks and while the Statue of Liberty and Wall Street Bull are widely recognized, lesser-known Audrey Munson is a star in her own right. Munson, considered to be “America’s First Supermodel,” is the inspiration for over 15 statues throughout New York City, many of which are on the Upper West Side. You may not realize it, but you pass Munson every day! Audrey was born in Rochester, New York in 1891 but was discovered on the streets of NYC in 1909 by photographer Felix Benedict Herzog. At the time Munson was struggling to pursue a career as an actress, Felix introduced her to several artists and she quickly became their muse. By 1913, she had achieved complete celebrity status and was dubbed “Miss Manhattan” which ultimately led to her starring in her first film, “Inspiration,” where she was the first...
Posted to Attractions on Saturday, August 13, 2016 at 5:48:30 PM

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