Stephanie found this gallery of shots of Palm Springs mid-century classic houses that were all shot by moonlight. And several have some very appropriate cars parked with them too. They’re from a book “Midnight Modern” by photographer Tom Blachford.
This first one is the Ship of the Desert, by Wilson &Webster, 1936. And Dodge, by Chrysler, 1960
Palmer & Krisel, 1959
Kaufman Desert House, Richard Neutra, 1946
Architect unknown, 1967
Frank Sinatra Twin Palms Estate, E. Stewart Williams, 1947
Donald Wexler, 1962 & 1963. Studebaker Avanti
The Avanti is perfect there, and reminds me of this publicity shot. It’s no coincidence that the Avanti is associated with Palm Springs, as it was designed in a few weeks there, in a house that Raymond Loewy rented and sequestered his small crew of designers there in January-February 1961, until they had it in the can, in six weeks. Full story here.
Frey House; Albert Frey, 1963 My favorite
Hal Levitt, 1961. Thunderbird, 1957
Edris House, E. Stewart Williams, 1954