Modern Mannequin is a family owned and operated mannequin repair and refinishing
business started by Tom Childress in 1946, and passed down to daughter
Sherrie Childress after Tom passed. Sherrie and Timber worked side by side until August 2017, when Timber decided she was tired and joined Tommy in the Heavens.
Sherrie's brother, Thomas, contributes by constructing bags of packing materials, thus insuring a safe arrival when our mannequins are shipped.
With a history of 75 years in
Modern Mannequin takes pride in its efficiency and customer service.
customers range from movie special effects artists, major department stores,
small shops, museums, schools, individuals and even "spook houses". We
have seen many creative ways that mannequins have been used- decorations
at parties, anniversaries to display mothers wedding dress, plays, theaters
and photographers use them as props.
Even our shop and warehouses have been used as backdrops for movies, magazines
Austin, TX band - Dremnt the End, Produced by PaperTank Productions.
Classic martial-arts actioner film by Grodon Hessler, "Pray for Death."
value each and every customer, and as Tom always said "We might not have
made much money, but we sure made a lot of friends".
you would like to know more, here is an article
written about us.
619 Little York Rd.
Houston, Texas 77076
Hours of operation