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Offline Willits

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Re: Cadillac Period Pictures
« Reply #630 on: August 01, 2017, 11:43:41 PM »
The San Francisco Embarcadero Freeway opening in 1959 with a series 75 leading the way.   
Eldorado fins, whitewalls and skirts
Rides just like a little bit of heaven here on earth
Well buddy when I die throw my body in the back
And drive me to the junkyard in my Cadillac
-Cadillac Ranch

1958 Coupe DeVille http://bit.ly/1O6BGVu
1961 62 Convertible http://bit.ly/1O6BHst

Offline South_paw

Re: Cadillac Period Pictures
« Reply #631 on: September 09, 2017, 04:12:59 AM »
1957 Miss America in a 1955 Eldorado

Offline Roger Zimmermann

Re: Cadillac Period Pictures
« Reply #632 on: September 10, 2017, 01:56:32 AM »
I'm wondering why the white walls from this car are so thin...Even in 1957 they were larger.

Offline PHIL WHYTE CLC 14192

Re: Cadillac Period Pictures
« Reply #633 on: September 10, 2017, 08:06:19 AM »
Good question Roger, I didn't even notice that!

Offline South_paw

Re: Cadillac Period Pictures
« Reply #634 on: September 10, 2017, 10:08:13 AM »
Agreed. Odd to see the car with skinny whites but the picture is definitely before 1958 and most likely taken in late 1956 because she won the crown in Sept. 1956 and these pictures were taken in her home town when they had a parade in her honor.

Miss America 1957, the 30th Miss America pageant, was held at the Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, New Jersey on September 8, 1956, on ABC. Forty million television viewers watched Marian McKnight, of Manning, South Carolina become Miss America 1957. She imitated Marilyn Monroe in the talent competition. Upon her victory, her town of 2,775 people went into action. All entrances and exits to the town were blocked by the Fire Department. All travelers were stopped, served refreshments and invited to join in the celebration.

Offline PHIL WHYTE CLC 14192

Re: Cadillac Period Pictures
« Reply #635 on: September 12, 2017, 03:55:25 PM »
Got to agree with Lou about the date, it is definately no later than 57 just from the clothes and hairstyles in the photos. I reckon 56 is favourite as a 2 year old car for Miss America 1957 might not have been good enough ! Phil