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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • RAINIER NATIONAL PARK: c. 1920s

Mae's Duesie: 1925

Mae's Duesie: 1925

        Silent film star known as "The Girl with the Bee-Stung Lips" or, less painfully, "The Gardenia of the Screen." Or maybe: "Screen Star Enveloped in Swarm of Gardenia-Loving, Lip-Stinging Bees."

San Francisco circa 1925. "Film star Mae Murray and Duesenberg auto." 6½ x 8½ inch glass negative, originally from the Wyland Stanley collection. View full size.

 

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A 1923 A-Deusenberg Phaeton. Shelbyville, Tennessee, June 1012.

Looks like ...

... a 1925 Duesenberg Model A Phaeton.

Fast car

Mae has the ultimate vehicle. Too bad she is not in it and speeding away from this unflattering portrait.

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