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Obscure Hollywood

The 2007 Rodeo Drive annual Concours D'Elegance

 

The Graham Hollywood was built in 1940-41 by Graham Paige in Detroit, Michigan, not in Hollywood at all, from the dies of the 1937 Cord, which Paige purchased from Cord. A total of only 1,859 cars were produced in two years (1940 and 1941), and they sold for 1,045 dollars new. The car plant was closed down in September of 1941 and converted to make war materials.  Records indicate there are about 300 to 500 Grahams left in running condition in the United States and Canada.

1941  Graham Hollywood
1941  Graham Hollywood
1941  Graham Hollywood

A cherry fifties Nash Metropolitan, just like the one Lois Lane drove in the old Superman television series the one in black and white, with the fellow who later committed suicide playing the role of Superman. Lois should have let him drive.  It might have cheered him up.

Nash Metropolitan
Nash Metropolitan

For some reason there was a 1943 Army Halftrack around the corner it must have wandered in from some movie set.  Folks liked it.

1943 Army Halftrack
1943 Army Halftrack
1943 Army Halftrack

Army Issue Fuzzy Dice?

Army Issue Fuzzy Dice?

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Technical Note:

Most of these photographs were shot with a Nikon D70 - using lens (1) AF-S Nikkor 18-70 mm 1:35-4.5G ED, or (2) AF Nikkor 70-300mm telephoto, or after 5 June 2006, (3) AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor, 55-200 mm f/4-5.6G ED. They were modified for web posting using Adobe Photoshop 7.0.  Earlier photography was done with a Sony Mavica digital still camera (MVC-FD-88) with built-in digital zoom.

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