Sirens of Chrome
The Enduring Allure of Auto Show Models
by Margery Krevsky
Sirens of Chrome includes dozens of photographs, programs, and posters culled from libraries, corporate files, and auto enthusiast portfolios, capturing decades of hot vehicles and torrid models. Discover whose “body” inspired the Rolls-Royce hood ornament or sit in a “rumble seat” with 1930s silver-screen goddess Joan Blondell. Gawk at the over-the-top opulence of the Somali leopard pelt-upholstered 1950 Cadillac Debutante, sing along with Dinah Shore while you “See the U.S.A. in Your Chevrolet,” or shake your head in wonder at the fur bikini-clad model atop a Soviet-built Lada. Enjoy the ride!