Art & Photography


Eric Killorin

Mon Sep 30 2013 02:59:13 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Hudson Motor Car Co. had a promotional silent film shot for their Essex motor cars in 1920. The story of the film and actors is here:

Many years ago (35?) at Pasadena's Rose Bowl Swap Meet I came across three framed stills from the movie and purchased this. The photo prints are now being claimed by age and poor storage. Before they disappeared I have scanned them at 300 dpi and pass them along to you in the name of history. The best photo happened to be in the best condition and has been cropped for appreciation of the car and the sign being held up by the actress in the car.

The 1920 Essex was the first generation of this brand. Had a 4 cylinder F-head motor and the entire car was stoutly built for its day and its low price. Thirty five years ago I owned a 1922 Essex coach (two door sedan) that I drove some and thoroughly enjoyed.

Thanks for Pix member Wayne Graefen for sending this along!


Thu Oct 03 2013 13:34:54 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Have you seen one of these in a museum?

Butter Cup

Sun Oct 06 2013 16:05:27 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Just ran across this post. What a terrific image and even the distressed areas add a certain charm.

Wayne Graefen

Sun Oct 06 2013 15:56:35 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

There are many Essex 4 cylinder cars, including tourings, around the world. But I have not seen the movie's "SX - arrow"car in a museum. Have you?

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