Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Through Marlowe's Eyes

I spotted this old beauty tucked away at the end of a long driveway, but it looks like it belongs somewhere in here.

16 comments:

lewi14 said...

What a wonderful monochrome work! It matches perfect to the old car.

Judy Williams said...

You seriously have that right about The Big Sleep!! I am not sure what that classic treasure is. Maybe Mr. Earl knows.

dbdubya said...

That looks like a 1952 Chevrolet, Judy. Notice how large the steering wheel is, something that was required pre-power steering. From the looks of the lean, I suspect Philip Marlowe was looking for a large man wearing a grey fedora hat.

Wayne said...

Is it 'Raymond Chandler Week' in the blogosphere? :-)

Why am I always the last to know???

TheChieftess said...

Hmmmm...Raymond Chandler week...I like it!!!

I can definitely see Philip Marlowe leaning agains this one...

Ken Mac said...

love the car, the disappearing hill, and Dorothy Malone!

Mister Earl said...

Interesting photo. Loved the film clip! Where is that bookstore?

alex said...

classy! still trying to figure out the license plate...

Laurie said...

Thanks, everyone!

Welcome back, lewi14!

Wayne, if it's Chandler week in the blogosphere, then I'm right on track. I've been rereading his work lately and definitely have Marlowe on the brain. I'm also behind on my blogs... who else is channeling RC?

Mister E, I think that bookstore is probably just a memory of the Warner backlot. Don't you love it?

DB, Dixie mentioned on the phone today that she thought the car was a Plymouth but wasn't sure. I do love that huge steering wheel!

Until tomorrow, folks...

Laurie said...

Alex, I just looked at the license plate. Actually, I'd expect an old VW bus for a plate with 420 on it. Or am I just leaning toward cliche? :-)

Mister Earl said...

Sometimes a license place is just a license plate!

Back in those days, they didn't have messages on license plates.

I wonder if you can get messages on vintage plates now.

WV: ruelatea - the Street where Starbucks is in Paris.

Mister Earl said...

I was just hoping I could find the girl, that's all.

WV: coodatut - A forceable takeover of ancient Egypt by an army controlled by a young Pharoah.

Mister Earl said...

I was just wondering where I could find the girl, that's all.

WV: coodatut: a takeover of the ancient Egyptian government by an army controlled by a young pharoah.

dbdubya said...

My brother's first car was a 1950 Plymouth Business Coupe - a totally Philip Marlowe-mobile. I'm pretty certain that's a Chevy and not a Plymouth.

Mister Earl said...

When is was a child, the whole world was Philip Marlowe!

Virginia said...

Does ANYONE in So Pas drive a car that was built after 1970? :)
V