Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Mamie On The Road

I don't know why I like this photo...I just do. Its Mamie Van Doren in her Jaguar XK-120. The photo was taken by Loomis Dean in 1954 for Life Magazine.

Can't you just see her cruising Hollywood and the Sunset Strip top down
"back in the day" in that exotic sports car?

On January 20, 1953, Van Doren signed a contract with Universal Studios. The studio had big plans for her, hoping she would bring the same kind of success that 20th Century Fox had with Marilyn Monroe, the reigning sex symbol of the era. Van Doren, whose signing day coincided with the inauguration of President Eisenhower, was given the first name Mamie for Ike's wife, Mamie Eisenhower.

No doubt she used some of her signing money to buy that Jag.

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