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Tin Foiled

Buddy Ebsen was going to play the Tin Man in the 1939 version of The Wizard of Oz

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BUT

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his skin didn’t take kindly to the aluminum dust make-up, and he was hospitalized for 2 weeks!!!

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and then he wasn’t the Tin Man no mo!

 

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Seeing-Through Is Believing-Through

General Motors’ 1939-1940 Pontiac Plexiglas Deluxe Six ‘Ghost Car’

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Visitors to the 1939 New York World’s Fair Highways and Horizons exhibit by General Motors were dazzled by the display of a one-of-a-kind 1939 Pontiac Deluxe Six Plexiglas® car.  This specially fabricated see through vehicle was constructed of acrylic plastic (quite an advancement at the time) which made visible the many parts that created the Deluxe Six.  All screws and fasteners were chrome-plated for dramatic effect.  The ‘Ghost Car’ also appeared at the 1940 New York World’s Fair and proudly showcased its newly redesigned front end and grill.  A second 1940 ‘Ghost Car’ was built for the 1940 Golden Gate Exposition on Treasure Island, near San Francisco

further reedings…

1939 Pontiac Plexiglas Deluxe Six ‘Ghost Car’  Sold for $308,000

1939 / 1940 Plastic Pontiac – First Plastic Car In The World

 

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