SUBMITTED BY: Dan Epstein LOCATION: Milwaukee, Wisconsin (2016)
If you were alive in the 1970s, there’s no more irresistible photo-op than the statue of “Happy Days” icon Fonzie, the cooler-than-cool motorcycle mechanic who could snap his fingers and make any woman in the room fawn all over him – and fix a broken juke box or pinball machine (what are those things, dad?) with the soft bang of his fist.
Actor Henry Winkler told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel that he gets sent pics every week of fans posing with the statue (one Victoria’s Secret model photographed herself giving him a hug.)
And Winkler himself can’t resist the photo-op. Here’s an August 2016 snapshot from his Twitter feed:
(Dan Epstein, the author of “Big Hair and Plastic Grass: A Funky Ride Through Baseball and America in the Swinging ’70s,” is forever stuck in 1976.)