L a - b e a u t é - s a u v e r a - l e - m o n d e ~ D o s t o ï e v s k i

L a - b e a u t é - s a u v e r a - l e - m o n d e  ~  D o s t o ï e v s k i



Friday, June 18, 2021

Harlow on wheels - a taste of Jean Harlow's automophilia

 

On April 15, 1933, the just-turned twenty-two-year-old Jean Harlow purchased a 1932 Packard Deluxe Eight - "model 903, ninth series eight, 8-cylinder, 135-horsepower, 142.125-inch wheelbase, 4-person sport phaeton (body type number 531), deluxe equipment, radiator stone guard, fender mounted mirrors, and windshield wings"... whatever any of that means - from Thompson Motor Company, located on Wilshire Boulevard in Beverly Hills, and drove it home. The manufacturer’s retail price for the car was $3,590.00 in 1933, or what would be $73,748.00 today. The photographs above are by studio photographer Clarence Sinclair Bull.

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Posing with other cars.


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Sunday, June 13, 2021

Take another one - a selection of grouped vintage photographs

 
I love the double exposure here, the hand and crossed legs coming through.
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Identified as "Joe", circa 1940-50s.
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 "Truck drivers at a highway coffee stop on U.S. Highway 90 near Pearlington, Mississippi, 1943."
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