Other International Fiberglass Statues (page 1)

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Ocean City, MD
This Pirate statue is located at Jolly Roger Amusement Park. This statue was marketed by International Fiberglass as a Pirate. It is believed only a few were produced. This one is just a modified Paul Bunyan model with a special hat, eyepatch, and belt. The pants were also tweaked. International Fiberglass did offer swords as accessories so this one may have been original.

This statue has been here since at least 1972 and originally was installed on top of a sign. The statue was repainted sometime after 2004. It was repainted again in 2009 after the photos above were taken. The wore a black vest and tan paints. The sword is now missing. In 2016, the statue was repainted again. He now has a purple vest and yellow pants. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

Ocean City, NJ
This Pirate statue is located at Playland's Golden Galleon Pirate's Golf. This statue is more elaborate with earrings, a bandanna cap, a long coat, a hook hand, and a peg leg. I don't know if any others were built like this. This statue stands just inside this mini golf course on the Boardwalk. For more, see this website. [map]

former Pirate
Lake George, NY (now Dallas, GA)


This former Pirate statue was installed in 1965 above the entrance to the Ocean Playland Amusement Park in Ocean City, MD. At some point while it was there, it was transformed into a clown holding juggling balls. Later, it was moved to Benson's Wild Animal Farm in Hudson, NH. In 1987, it was sold and moved to Magic Forest in Lake George, NY which had many other fiberglass statues, including many that had come from the Danbury Fair, in Danbury, CT. In 2018, the owner of Magic Forest auctioned off most of the statues. This statue is now installed at Atlantis Plumbling in Dallas, GA with a few other Magic Forest statues. It will be restored by Mark Cline as a classic Paul Bunyan rather than a clown or pirate. For more, see this website. [map]

Helper, UT
This Miner statue is painted coal black and stands in front of the Helper Civic Auditorium. This statue has been here since the 1960s and is called "Big John" by the locals. This may have been the only Miner statue produced by International Fiberglass. His helmet and the pouch on his belt are unique features. For more, see this website. [map]

Hot Dog Man
Cicero, IL
Atlanta, IL
This Hot Dog Man was originally installed at Bunyon's restaurant in 1966. The hot dog was produced by International Fiberglass as an accessory and was supposedly positioned in the statue's hands from the beginning. I'm skeptical since his left hand is facing downward. This is the only statue that I know of that held a hot dog.

The statue was originally installed about 15 feet off the ground on two poles in front of the restaurant. It was moved to the ground a few years later. In 2003, Bunyon's closed. Later that year, the statue was restored and installed in a park in Atlanta, IL where it is known as "Tall Paul". For more, see this website. [map]

International Fiberglass' Hamburger Man models held giant hamburgers with two upturned hands. There were apparently two sizes of hamburgers used. The statues were ordered with open-necked dress shirts or bow ties. Some of the statues were ordered with cooks' hats. It appears most or all of them wore white clothing and black shoes. For more, see these photos courtesy of Terry Nelson: 1, 2, and 3.

Hamburger Man
Kingsport, TN
This Hamburger Man was supposedly installed on the roof of Pal's Sudden Service in 1962. However, the very first Paul Bunyan was produced by Prewitt Fiberglass in 1963. Based on the design of his sleeves, this statue was probably built around 1966. Also, the company wasn't in full swing offering customized statues and accessories until the mid-1960s. I believe this hamburger is original. The statue was recently repainted to match the workers' uniforms. His clothes were white when the first photo above was taken in 2007. This is one of the rarer bow tie wearing statues. This Lynn Garden Drive location was the second in the chain. The building design which was previously box-like was remodeled in 2002 to its current "retro" look. The building originally housed an Arctic ice cream stand. Pal's moved into the building in 1958. The first location, also in Kingsport, is still open. Pal's now uses a stair-step style building with giant food. For more, see this website. [map]

Hamburger Man
Kittanning, PA
This Hamburger Man statue also wears a bow tie. He has also been accessorized with a cowboy hat. The statue, known as "Sam", has been in front of the Cadet Restaurant since 1962. In 1990, the statue was hit by a car and suffered a broken leg. He laid on his back until 2002 when he was restored and put on top of cement blocks. For more, see this website. [map]

former Hamburger Man
Malibu, CA
This former Hamburger Man statue held a giant hamburger when it was originally installed at Frostie Freeze. When the restaurant became La Salsa in 1987, the statue was transformed by Bob Daddy-O Wade into La Salsa Man. A moustache was added and a sombrero was created out of the top of the hamburger bun. The bottom of the hamburger bun was turned into a platter. The top of the Hamburger Man's head was made into a bowl of chips. A blanket was attached to his shoulder and his boots were decorated with used tires and painted to look like huarache sandals. His platter held a beer bottle and food. The platter has been empty since around 2006. In 2015, La Salsa closed and the building has been vacant since then. By 2022, the statue's serape was gone. For more, see these websites: 1, 2, and 3. [map]

La Salsa Man
Dodge City, KS
In 2000, the statue above in Malibu and the Giant Man in Los Angeles, CA were used to create molds to produce this La Salsa Man and a Mobil Man statue for actor Dennis Hopper. The statues toured the country with his art exhibition. The La Salsa Man was even displayed in Europe. Hopper died in 2010. In 2013, the two statues were donated to the Dodge City Area Arts Council and they were displayed at the Western State Bank Expo Center. Hopper was born in Dodge City. In 2014, the statues were moved to a coffee shop and then later moved to storage. After being restored, the La Salsa Man was moved to his current location. In 2018, the statue's hat, tray, and serape were temporarily removed for further restoration. The Mobil Man statue is now in a private collection in Sublette, KS. [map]

International Fiberglass' Golfer models wear open-necked, short-sleeved dress shirts. Unlike the Paul Bunyan models, the pants went down to the shoes and there were no suspenders buttons at the top of the pants. These 21-foot-tall statues were accessorized with golf clubs and ball caps. For more, see this photo courtesy of Terry Nelson.

El Monte, CA (now Gallatin, TN)
This Golfer in El Monte stood in front of the El Monte Sign Co. He was nicknamed "Edwin". This statue was once installed at a mini golf course in Duarte, CA. He still held the golf club. This statue had been here since at least 1999. In 2015, the statue was sold and is now located at Four Way Muffler in Gallatin, TN. The statue now holds a muffler instead of the golf club. His ballcap is also gone, too. For more, see this website. [map]

Carson, CA


This Golfer statue has been located next to the freeway at the Dominguez Hills Golf Course since around 1975. He was painted black at one time but after public uproar, he was repainted Caucasian white. The statue used to be painted entirely green for St. Patrick's Day each year. In 2013, the golf course closed and was demolished. The statue's golf club was removed. A few months later, the statue was repainted and dressed in a custom-made race car driver outfit. He held a checkered flag. His hat had a Michelin Tire logo. The property was being developed for a Porsche Experience Center. In 2020, the outfit was gone and the statue was painted black and red. For more, see this website. [map]

Chesterfield, MI
This Golfer statue is located at the World's Finest Frozen Custard & Family Fun Center. He apparently had a bow tie originally. His shirt is also unusual because it not tucked into his pants. It may have been a later modification. This statue was located somewhere else previously and held a wrench. This hat was either custom made by International Fiberglass or installed later. [map]

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