The New York Times wrote up a nice little Last Chance to see the exhibit “Cars, Culture and the City” through Aug. 8 at the Museum of the City of New York, (Fifth Avenue at 103rd Street) This is the relationship of New York and the automobile.

The Wall Street Journal writes “Yet for more than a century, marketers have used a highly synthetic version of the city to sell the glamour, sex and sophistication of the automobile. These media messages have changed little over time, as you’ll see in the exhibit. From the earliest of such images—a 1927 Rolls-Royce arriving at the Plaza Hotel (“a debutante returns after the smartest tea of the season…”) to the risible set pieces in which Cadillacs and Chryslers were posed in front of 1950s modernist houses (Long Island?) with gowned ladies in opera gloves— advertisers have lit their products with the aspirational glow of the city’s lights.”

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