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Old Posted Jun 15, 2010, 1:28 AM
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Yes, Scott--that's a great picture of your mother in skorts with her '36 Pontiac. Above is another beauty who drove a '36 Pontiac--Gary Cooper in a scene from Desire, 1936. (The other car and its driver are nice looking too--that's Marlene Dietrich behind the wheel of her disabled Auburn.)


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What a great photograph of your mom Scott.

I was studying the cabins in your photo to see if it was the same court...
and then I realized Silverlake Court is actually written on the border of your pic. I was like, WOW, it is the same place! How cool is that?
According to the 1939 Los Angeles phone book, the Silver Lake Auto Court was at 2500 Glendale Blvd (NOrmandy 9245.) Scott's mother might have found her car right down the road at 2383 Glendale Blvd--Silver Lake Used Cars was there (MOrningside 1-0936).


The police fell for the Pontiac's Silver Streaks too:

LAT

These '38 Pontiacs are most likely fresh off the GM line a few miles away in South Gate. BTW, Savage-Haldeman Pontiac was at 1200 S. Figueroa (PRospect 0321).

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