Some blame filmmaker John Waters for the ubiquity of pink flamingos in American pop culture, thanks to his 1972 exercise in bad taste named after the long-necked birds. Others credit the late Don Featherstone for transforming this elegant, tropical creature into a ridiculous example of mid-century American kitsch—in the 1950s, Featherstone used a pink flamingo he'd seen in the pages of "National Geographic" magazine as inspiration for a...Continue Reading