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2 hours ago, John_Mereness said:

Mary Astor and Dr. Franklin Thorpe ?

FRANKLYN THORPE (HUSBAND TWO) - The Mary Astor Collection

Is that a 1925-27 Franklin series 11 boat tail coupe behind them? If so Willoughby of Utica, NY built the body that was styled by J. Frank DeCausse. Front tires almost look to big for the car - perhaps balloon tires?

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30 minutes ago, edinmass said:


 

If the Mercer guys see this.........the comments are going to be interesting!

 

 


not a Mercer guy, but the only Stutz I have taken out ran hot enough to roast the pig from where it sits. 

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6 hours ago, John_Mereness said:

Car Screen Stock Pictures, Royalty-free Photos & Images - Getty Images

This photo is an absolute treasure trove in so many ways.  The car is interesting in terms of the sheen (or lack thereof) of the paint,  the use of pinstripes, period accessories and particularly the appearance of the convertible top boot.

 

Then there is the clothing of the young man in the foreground.  How I would love a suit like this when showing a car from the '20s! Every detail appears worthy of study and duplication. 

 

I couldn't agree more with Ed's comment earlier about this thread. It is certainly the best on this forum. Thanks again to Walt for taking us down this path and thanks to John (and others) for the many contributions here.

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A tiny photo found in an antique shop in the north of Germany shows a 1937 Lincoln-Zephyr . Written on the back in German " How do you like my new car , Lincoln 12 cylinder?" This German army officer must have sent  this photo home from the front to his family. He has acquired his new car from some unfortunate previous owner in Holland or Belgium whose nice three year old Zephyr has been commandeered by the invading German Army in 1940. The licence plates have been removed and the letters "WH" (Wehrmacht Heer or German Army) stenciled on the left front fender. Before too much longer the car would have been painted Army drab with blackout lights fitted. The German Army commandeered  some 30,000 cars from Holland alone and pressed them into military service. I wonder if the Army officer survived the war ?  

LZ WH0001.jpg

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Colin

Thanks for the photo, most interesting history lesson as well, puts a lot of information into place that I think many here seeing this would not know about.

Walt

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George K Arthur

circa 1925: George K Arthur, the stage name of G K A Brest ( 1899 - 1985 ) the diminutive but plucky British hero of the silent screen who later went to Hollywood and then became a financier and distributor of art shorts. Pictured sitting on the side of his sports car with his alsatian dog in the back, he is currently filming 'The Exquisite Sinner' for Metro_Goldwyn-Mayer. (Photo by Margaret Chute/Getty Images)

Car Screen Stock Pictures, Royalty-free Photos & Images - Getty Images

11 hours ago, ericmac said:

This photo is an absolute treasure trove in so many ways.  The car is interesting in terms of the sheen (or lack thereof) of the paint,  the use of pinstripes, period accessories and particularly the appearance of the convertible top boot.

Eric, I believe the car is more shiny than you would think, but the body paint seems to perhaps not have as much depth as the black painted fenders  - of for example it is "Red" the color may have not been as stable or (ex. notice the reflection of the running board moldings and the step plates in the splash aprons, plus on the back door sill you are seeing some reflection, as well as a glimmer of light on the cowl and on rear wheel).   Having restored a 1927 Eight Touring, I can assure you that the original green paint had a shine and depth to it when new (there was plenty of original paint on the car, especially in protected places) and it was smooth and well done, but certainly not like my 1941 Cadillac that you could stand 6 feet from and see the lines on the palm of your hand. 

 

Being a Los Angeles car, I assume Earl C. Anthony or one of the other dealers knew how to "Jazz Up" a car to get the hollywood set in the door. 

 

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Hollywood Shoot

8th May 1928: American silent screen comedian and actor Buster Keaton (1895-1966) during the filming of one of his last silents 'The Cameraman' with director Edward Sedgwick (1892 - 1953). (Photo via John Kobal Foundation/Getty Images)

Hollywood Shoot : News Photo

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The Wind

circa 1927: Margaret Chute meets with Lillian Gish (1893 - 1993) the silent star, who is seated inside the vehicle at the location set in the Mojave desert during the filming of 'The Wind', directed by Victor Sjostrom for MGM. Alice Tildesley stands on the running board with Katherine Albert next to her. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

The Wind : News Photo

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Our Gang

circa 1925: Child actors Arthur Trimble as Buster Brown and Doreen Turner as Mary Jane, leaning out of a car window with their dog in the front seat in one of the Buster Brown comedies. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Our Gang : News Photo

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Old Clothes

1925: American child actor Jackie Coogan (1914 - 1984) sits on the back bumper of a car, while a newly-married couple kiss on the back seat, in the MGM film 'Old Clothes', directed by Edward F Cline. (Photo by General Photographic Agency/Getty Images)

Old Clothes : News Photo

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In Deep Trouble

A motorcycle policeman gestures for actors Cliff Bowes (left) and George Davis to pull their car over in a still from a silent film comedy entitled, 'In Deep', from Educational Pictures. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

In Deep Trouble : News Photo

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Alice Terry

circa 1924: American silent star Alice Terry (1899 - 1987), the screen name of Alice Taafe, drives to the studio where she will be working on the MGM film 'The Great Divide'. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

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May McAvoy

circa 1930: May McAvoy (1901 - 1984) an American leading lady of the silent screen who never really made the successful transition to the talkies. She is sitting in her car, outside her home in Beverly Hills. (Photo by General Photographic Agency/Getty Images)

May McAvoy : News Photo

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Arbuckle And Keaton

circa 1918: American silent screen comedian and actor Buster Keaton (1895-1966) with American actor, director and screenwriter Fatty Arbuckle (1887 - 1933). (Photo via John Kobal Foundation/Getty Images)

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Edison, Marconi & Co.

Child cast members, riding in their unusual homemade car, in a promotional still for 'Edison, Marconi & Co.', a Hal Roach 'Our Gang' (aka 'The Little Rascals') short, silent film comedy, 1928. Left to right: Harry Spear (1921 - 2006), Allen Hoskins (1920 - 1980), Robert 'Wheezer' Hutchins (1925 - 1945, at wheel), Joe Cobb (1916 - 2002), Jay R. Smith (1915 - 2002) and Jackie Condon (1918 - 1977). They are accompanied by Petey the dog. The film was directed by Robert A. McGowan. (Photo by Silver Screen Collection/Getty Images)

Edison, Marconi & Co. : News Photo

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