Federal authorities in the United States found a new way of getting workers to attend the site every day.
GV Workmen on construction site (2 shots)
SCU People viewing site from people
CU ZOOM OUT FROM Pin-up poster
SV Workermen on site ZOOM IN TO Pin -up on wall (2 shots)
SV PAN FROM Workmen TO Pin-up (2 shots)
CU Pin-up removed and reversed (4 shots)
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Background: Federal authorities in the United States found a new way of getting workers to attend the site every day.
He name was "Sarah". Twenty-four feet tall (7.3 metres), very shapely and wearing only a bikini and a seductive smile. Sarah was not real, however, she was painted on wood. But she was real enough to workers on one Washington building site, over whom she towers all work-day long.
Real enough also to a prominent women's movement, who've protested over Sarah's involvement with the building industry-saying she's a sexist symbol.
Sarah is the work of artist Bill Newman, who wanted to paint a nude. The Government said "no" so he compromised and painted on a bikini which would wash off in the rain.
Four hundred women sent letters of protest about Sarah to the authorities, and finally they relented, ordered workers to take her down, turn her round, and nail her to the wall.