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Sunday, November 15, 2009

Joan Didion's Little Yellow Corvette


Once you scroll down past the dental whitening ads you will find at this link the 50 Most Famous Cars of All Time. Glaringly missing from the list is Joni Mitchell's Porche (see Steve's comment on my last post). How could they forget Joan Didion with her little yellow Corvette? And what about, in the day. Gena Rowlands and John Cassevetes' matching Cadillac Sevilles? What about Cesar Romero's white Electra? Richard Carpenter's Avanti?

8 comments:

LadrĂ³n de Basura (a.k.a. Junk Thief) said...

I was reading an interview this weekend with Carly Simon about her visiting Joni who wanted to play her new album and took Carly into the Porsche to listen since it had such an amazing sound system. Didn't Tuesday Weld drive some variation of the Yellow Corvette in "Play It As It Lays"? I heard that Susan Sontag drove a Yugo for inspiration when researching for "Notes on Camp".

Steve said...

Yes, Ladron, I do seem to recall a Corvette in "Play It As It Lays," the book.

Has everyone forgotten Bonnie Franklin's Lincoln Versailles?

Bryce Digdug said...

I love Bonnie Franklin.

Bryce Digdug said...

Steve - are you sure you don't mean Bonnie and Clyde's Lincoln Versailles? Or Versailles bonnie bag-pipe player?

Steve said...

No. Lincoln saved the hallowed name of the palace of Versailles for an upgraded Ford Granada of the late 1970s. There has never been any report of a Versailles being used in any crime that was not accompanied by a wacka-wacka guitar riff and a powder-blue leisure suit.

Amsterama said...

You forgot about Yma Sumac's Cimmaron!

NGGroup said...

Any idea on how to get my hands on the original of that great photo of Joan Didion behind a puff of smoke alongside her Corvette? If you need a personal e-mail address, please reply to llevendu@depaul.edu

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