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What a class act for those two pics Dave. Also think Olivia is a happy kid on that Buick Jerry. While not a girl, my grandson loves the 56 Super and the GS too. It was so warm Friday night we took the GS out with the top down to do some star gazing. A wonderful time!

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Hi John

I was going to attend the North East Regional you guys put on, but had to cancel at the last minute. My wife and I were going to stay at the host hotel. How did it go? Are there any photos posted anywhere on the show?

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We had a good turnout and a perfect day. The tour was given good reviews and it poured on the ice cream cruise. The banquet was well attended and delicious. Sorry you could not make it over. Pics have not been posted yet as we are still trying to sort them all out.

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Hello again.

Here is another photo I purchased about ten years ago. It's a 1938 Buick Coupe. The photo is an original Columbia Pictures promotional still. The 1937 1938 Buick Club Magazine published it in the March/April 2002 issue, when I placed it on loan to them. My apologies for the poor quality. My photo has been professionally framed and I did not want to take it apart to scan. The one below is from the magazine. Please excuse my poor scan.

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Just stumbled upon this thread, had to add a picture. Don't want to shock anyone, but that's my MOM! Taken in probably 51 or 52 (don't be confused, that's a '51 Roadmaster with '52 chrome added to the fenders). The car has been passed on to me now, after being in storage for nearly 40 years. Mom and Dad are both 85 years old now! Lots more pictures past and present and the whole story is in my "Bringing Dad's 51 Roadmaster Back" thread in the "Me and my Buick" section. BTW, these are scanned from my Dad's slides!

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Tim in Bovey

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Looks like Mom had a good eye for a nice car... Gotta go read your story again.

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The Landau looks great no matter what or who is in it..........Since we're now into mush and goo. Check out the photo below. I'm not certain but I think it's a late 20's Buick model 90. Photo from the web.

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OK, so there`s a guy in there, too.

I think this is the first time the Landau was used as a wedding car.

It has to be the quintessential wedding car...great as always Bob!

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Update to my last post and photo. I couldn't help myself. I ended up wining the bid on Ebay for this photo.

Below is the listings bio of the Hollywood couple, and the back of the photo with further info.

Please allow me a bit of leeway. I know it's more Hollywood photo than it is Buick, but still interesting.

[h=2]1st generation mid 1920s silent film era Studio publicity posed candid photograph of Edmund Lowe and Lilyan Tashman. A married acting couple, both players for Columbia Studios. They pose, caught in the act of a goodbye kiss, in a beautiful image incorporating reflections for the best view. This picture was perhaps released by the studio to combat gossip about the sexuality of the actors, who served as each others beards. Photo taken by Irving Lippman for Columbia Pictures.

Lilyan Tashman was born October 23, 1896 in Brooklyn, New York. She was the tenth and final child born to Maurice and Rose Tashman. In her early teens she worked as a model for both fashion magazines and artists. She first appeared on the vaudeville stage when she was in her late teens and quickly became a very skilled performer. A few years later, she moved on to the Ziegfeld Follies where she remained for about two years. After the Follies, Lilyan joined a David Belasco production where she worked as an understudy to Ina Claire. She even got to go on for her a few times.Lilyan made her film debut in 1921, but still chose to appear in plays as well. When one of the plays she was in closed, she made another film, this time with comedienne Mabel Normand.<UNFORTUNATELY, action="" another="" one="" of="" her="" plays="" closed="" so="" she="" decided="" to="" move="" out="" hollywood="" where="" the="" movie="" making="" was="" really="" starting="" rise.="" at="" first,="" wasn?t="" tied="" any="" studio.="" chose="" free="" lance="" and="" just="" appear="" in="" films="" that="" do.="" eventually="" though,="" did="" sign="" with="" paramount="" studios.="" although="" lilyan="" didn?t="" become="" a="" huge="" star,="" next="" some="" during="" career.="" shared="" screen="" such="" names="" as="" will="" rogers,="" norma="" talmadge,="" joan="" crawford,="" myrna="" loy,="" shearer.="" make="" smooth="" transition="" into="" talkies.="" it="" seemed="" easier="" sometimes="" for="" ?bit?="" players="" because="" they="" weren?t="" larger="" than="" life="" fans="" put="" an="" image="" them.="" were="" be.="" all,="" made="" 28="" talking="" pictures,="" which="" is="" pretty="" good.="" appeared="" was <em="">The Gold Diggers of Broadway(1929), which sadly is a lost film. Her last film appearance was in 1936's Frankie and Johnny. By the time of her last film, her health was already worn. In 1932, she went to the hospital to have her appendix removed, although now there are people who believe it was actually to have surgery as treatment for abdominal cancer. In 1934 her health was getting worse, so she went back into the hospital, but sadly, her cancer had progressed far beyond help.

Lilyan Tashman passed away on March 21, 1934 in New York City. She was only 37 years old. She was buried at Washington Cemetery in Brooklyn.

Lilyan married twice. Her first husband was another actor she met during her vaudeville days named Al Lee. They married in 1914, separated in 1920, and were finally divorced in 1921. Her second, and most notable marriage was to actor Edmund Lowe in 1925. Not only was Lowe a longtime friend of hers, he was also openly gay. They were the new Pickford/Fairbanks couple around Hollywood. They represented the ideal marriage to the public, living in a beautiful mansion called "Loliwe." They held large and lavish parties and even orgies with their movie star friends. The two never had children, but did remain married until her death. Edmund Lowe was gay, but so was Lilyan. Well, she was bisexual. Apparently, she loved grabbing the most beautiful ladies in the room, bring them to the nearest restroom, and have a little tryst! Her most famous lover was none other than Greta Garbo. The two met in 1928 and were involved in a very heated relationship until 1932 when Greta cooled from Lilyan's raging jealous nature. This left Lilyan heartbroken.

During her later career, she was seen as a fashion icon by her fans. They wanted her hairstyle, her dresses, her hats, you name it! During tea time, her household staff were also told to serve her cats as well. She used to paint rooms of her house to compliment her hair, and even painted the whole house red and white on a whim, told her guests to wear red and white, and even brought in red and white toilet paper!

As per usual when it comes to death and wills, there was a bit of a heated debate over what to do with Lilyan's estate. She didn't leave a will, and there was the issue of what to do with her massive collections of jewelry, furs, and cash. The debate was between her husband, Edmund, and her two sisters Jennie and Hattie.

Tall, athletic leading man, the son of a judge. Edmund Lowe was initially slated for the priesthood but switched career paths on several occasions, at one time studying law, then teaching English and elocution. The latter led to his involvement in the acting profession. After briefly appearing in vaudeville, he joined the Oliver Morosco stock company in 1911 and made his Broadway debut six years later in 'The Brat'. Motion pictures soon beckoned, and, with his imposing physique and debonair manner, he quickly rose to becoming a popular matinée idol, the Tuxedo-attired star of such A-grade productions as East of Suez (1925).

In 1926, Lowe was cast, against type, in the role he would be identified with for the remainder of his career: that of the brash and profane Sergeant Harry Quirk in Maxwell Anderson's World War I drama What Price Glory (1926). He also featured in several sequels, invariably co-starring his on-screen adversary Victor McLaglen. After that, Lowe alternated between romantic lead (such as Dinner at Eight (1933)) and tough guy. In the latter category, he gave a strong central performance in the role of Specs Green in Dillinger (1945), one of the slickest productions turned out by little poverty row studio Monogram. The film elicited complaints from a few meekly-inclined civic groups and was even banned in Chicago for two years because of its 'brutal, sensational subject matter'. Irrespectively, it was a winner at the box office.

Edmund Lowe remained much sought-after by producers, having eased effortlessly into supporting roles once his days as a star were over. He worked under contract at 20th Century Fox (1924-27, 1929-32, 1934-35), Paramount (1932-33), MGM (1936) and Universal (1938-39). From the 1940's, he still played leads for smaller studios, free-lanced and later acted in television. Late in his career, he starred in his own half-hour series, "Front Page Detective" (1951), as a sleuthing newspaper columnist. In private life, Lowe had a reputation for impeccable attire and sartorial elegance. Not as well remembered today as he deserves to be, he is nonetheless immortalized with a star on the 'Walk of Fame' on Hollywood Boulevard. </UNFORTUNATELY,>[/h]<CENTER></CENTER><!--END inkFrog SmartCounters-->

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1959 Buick Electra. The young woman is wearing a real leopard fur bikini, and is sitting on a leopard fur throw. The furs are by Hamilton Tanney on Penn Ave. (Note the signs on the door.) The Buick is by Massey Buick in Dormont. In the background is the Alling & Cory Co., Paper Merchants, which is now a historic landmark in Buffalo, NY---- From the web.

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Here a 1960's postcard from my collection, advertising the Shell Factory in Fort Myers. Fla. Under the sign is a 1964 Buick Wildcat Convertible. The post card claims the sign is 52 feet high. The smaller photo is the best I could do to blow up the "Main Subject". :o:o:o Sorry it didn't come out better. :o:o:o

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Here is an original photograph that I recently purchased. It's a 1941 Buick with a Lady standing by. I thought it would be a good addition to this thread.

Does anyone know what state the license plate is from?

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What's the man in the hat looking at? ;) (Photo 2) 1959 Buick Electra. The young woman is wearing a real leopard fur bikini, and is sitting on a leopard fur throw. The furs are by Hamilton Tanney on Penn Ave. (Note the signs on the door.) The Buick is by Massey Buick in Dormont. In the background is the Alling & Cory Co., Paper Merchants, which is now a historic landmark in Buffalo, NY---- From the web.

Those photos were taken in Pittsburgh, PA. Massey Buick was a Pittsburgh dealership, and the bridge the parade is crossing is most definately one of three bridges that cross from Ft Duquesne Blvd onto north side (now referred to as North Shore, where PNC Park resides.

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Dan:

Thank you for the clarification.

As you know anything listed on eBay and the information provided is always subject to proof.

My interest was in the photo and the story it told, rather than to tell a story about the photo.

Again thank you for your information.

Dave

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No problem. I just happened upon this thread, and realized when looking at the subject photos that something looked very familair. Took me a few moments to put it all together, and finally realized what I was looking at. Not too often you see your hometown represented.

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These are from the web.

1953 Skylark & two 1959 Buick Photos

The photographer is based in the San Francisco Bay Area and is of Russian origin, mostly specializing in retro custom work for editorial clients.

I have been following his work for over ten years. His photography is stunning, provocative, and awesome, all of which "hits" you at the same time.

These three photos are just a sampling of his remarkable work.

Here is his web site on facebook if you care to see more:

http://www.facebook.com/drivebackintime.project

He also has many photos on flicker under the tag of D_m_i_t_r_y's. Here is that link too.

Flickr: D_m_i_t_r_y's Photostream

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