Coming To PBS: Documentary On US Car Stylists


Curbside classicist jim has just let me know of an article by Margaret Myers on PBS outlining a documentary and exhibition on US automotive stylists called ‘American Dreaming’. Margaret’s article features some fantastic artwork such as this 1963 rendering by Rodell Smith whilst at Ford.


This is another, a Plymouth Fury from 1958 by George Krispinsky. There are more renderings in Margaret’s article, as well as the trailer for the documentary by Jim Toscano and Danny Gianino, so rather than steal her thunder I’m posting the link to her piece here. There’s also an associated exhibition of works collected by Robert Edwards called “American Dreaming: Detroit’s Golden Age of Automotive Design” at Lawrence Technological University in suburban Detroit. Enjoy.