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 Post subject: Re: Stars and Cars
PostPosted: Mon Jan 29, 2018 1:01 pm 
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Al Jolson with a car which appears to have a customised front end. No doubt our American members will be able to identify it :



"Brewster Ford".

Brewster was a 19th Century carriage maker from New England, that built custom auto coachwork into the mid-1930's, usually very conservative.


These outlandish customs on Ford V-8 chasses were kind of their last gasp in the 1930's. They were somewhat popular with the Hollywood crowd...
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 Post subject: Re: Stars and Cars
PostPosted: Mon Jan 29, 2018 2:42 pm 
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Here is Caruso again. The picture is said to have been taken outside Atlanta Terminal Railway Station in about 1913. Can anyone identify the car?

Opera singers were, and still are, wary of exposure to draughts. It could be draughty in the back of the car once on the move.


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 Post subject: Re: Stars and Cars
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epigramophone wrote:
Here is Caruso again. The picture is said to have been taken outside Atlanta Terminal Railway Station in about 1913. Can anyone identify the car?

Opera singers were, and still are, wary of exposure to draughts. It could be draughty in the back of the car once on the move.


I think the car is a Buick touring?
Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect. ~ Mark Twain


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 Post subject: Re: Stars and Cars
PostPosted: Mon Jan 29, 2018 6:08 pm 
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My guess is a Cadillac.

It is definitely a high-end car.
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 Post subject: Re: Stars and Cars
PostPosted: Tue Jan 30, 2018 12:33 pm 
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The British band leader and impresario Jack Hylton (1982-1965) outsold every other dance band in Europe. His record sales for HMV were said to be approximately 4 million in 1929 alone. He surprised the industry by signing for Decca in 1931, but returned to HMV in 1935.

The photo, featuring a Rolls-Royce (probably a Phantom II) on European plates, may have been taken in France in 1932 when Hylton was awarded the Legion d'Honneur.


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 Post subject: Re: Stars and Cars
PostPosted: Tue Jan 30, 2018 4:33 pm 
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epigramophone wrote:
Here is Caruso again. The picture is said to have been taken outside Atlanta Terminal Railway Station in about 1913. Can anyone identify the car?

Opera singers were, and still are, wary of exposure to draughts. It could be draughty in the back of the car once on the move.



It's a 1913 Locomobile.


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 Post subject: Re: Stars and Cars
PostPosted: Sun Feb 04, 2018 11:48 am 
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The contralto Sarah Jane Walker (1870-1951) married Charles Cahier in 1905, after which she appeared as Madame Charles Cahier.
I think the car in which she is seated is a Benz limousine of pre-1914 date, and the large cylinder on the running board could be the power source for a compressed air self starter. These devices were fitted to some luxury cars before the adoption of the electric starter by Cadillac in 1912.


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 Post subject: Re: Stars and Cars
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Anna Case, said to have been Edison's favourite singer, with her Packard :


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 Post subject: Re: Stars and Cars
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The great Scottish entertainer Sir Harry Lauder was a pioneer motorist. Here he is at the wheel of his 1905 12/16hp Decauville. His chauffeur is seated in the rear of the car, should he be needed in case of mechanical failure. It was Sir Henry Royce's dissatisfaction with his own Decauville which prompted him to design and build something better. After he had been introduced to The Hon.Charles Rolls, history was made.


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