Local clothing boutique,South Fellini, who has become famous for their quirky line of Philly themed products that include Jabroni t-shirts, No One Likes Us ski caps and Crumb Bum tank tops has acquired and restored the actual mannequin from the 80’s movie, Mannequin.
Yep, she’s riding straight from the back of Andrew McCarthy’s motorcycle, to their new store inside of Philadelphia’s Fashion District (the space formerly known as The Gallery.)
Well, she has actually spent decades in storage, but that iconic scene with Starship’s “Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now” playing in the background is much more poetic. If you recall, Mannequin was filmed just blocks away at the former John Wanamaker’s department store. 32 years later the movie’s famous prop will have a new permanent home just 500 feet up Market St.
Owners Tony Trov and Johnny Zito are not revealing how they got their hands on this Delaware Valley treasure that some might say belongs in a museum… or at least a Planet Hollywood if they still existed… just that they believe that “East Market Street is her real home.” We agree.
The mannequin, whose real name is Emmy, will be on display beginning Thursday, September 19th at the grand opening of South Fellini’s second location in the Fashion District (907 Market Street). Expect a line of t-shirts to follow. Maybe if we’re lucky they will follow up with a line of sunglasses inspired by Meshach Taylor’s character, Hollywood.
The East Passyunk based store received an onslaught of press earlier this year when Bryce Harper rolled into Citizens Bank Park for Opening Day wearing their “Phan Fiction” t-shirt.