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Studebaker Wheel
04-08-2017, 03:04 AM
Recently found this 1950 Studebaker coupe photo on ebay. Wondering if anyone might be able to recognize either of the girls. Some big clues one being the California plate "number" that is "R LOEWY." A unique old image with probably some interesting history behind it. Also struck by the very slender waist on the girl at right. Wonder if she still looks like that today....and same with the car? My bet the photo is at least 30+ years old so the girls are likely in their 50's now? Inquiring minds want to know.

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jclary
04-08-2017, 07:57 AM
I shared this photo with my wife. She says the hair styles are a dead giveaway for the 1970's decade. I trust her judgement in this regard much more than mine. The wristwatch Maygirl is wearing reminds her of a (rather expensive at the time) Seiko watch I gave her in the seventies.

Terrific photo! There could be a great "backstory," but knowing this crowd, the made up one could be much more entertaining.;)

junior
04-08-2017, 08:16 AM
My fashion expert figures early-to-mid 80's...but like Mr. Clary, who am I to argue? lol Lets see, I'm in my 50's and, ahem, my waist isn't the same size as it was back in the days of this photo so I'm thinking the subject's waistline is subject to the same harshness of reality that most of us face. lol, cheers junior

Guido
04-08-2017, 08:26 AM
My fashion expert figures early-to-mid 80's...but like Mr. Clary, who am I to argue? lol Lets see, I'm in my 50's and, ahem, my waist isn't the same size as it was back in the days of this photo so I'm thinking the subject's waistline is subject to the same harshness of reality that most of us face. lol, cheers junior

Hairstyles are more early to mid eighties (at least here on the east coast). In reference to waistlines, see the quote in my signature line below...

DEEPNHOCK
04-08-2017, 08:28 AM
Probably just a pic from the Maygirl clothing line....

https://www.facebook.com/pg/shopmaygirl/photos/?ref=page_internal

RDWEAVER
04-08-2017, 09:24 AM
Someone should at least recognize the plate on the bullet nose. There can only be one of these in each state. As far as fashion goes the hair styles and clothing my resident expert here agrees its early eighties.

2R5
04-08-2017, 10:05 AM
This is proof old men still look at waists (g)

STEWDI
04-08-2017, 10:12 AM
l don't know about you Bob, but l'm not wanting to look at mine, these days!

candbstudebakers
04-08-2017, 10:42 AM
Blue California plates make it in the 70's so max 47 years plus the age of girls maybe 67 years old.

sals54
04-08-2017, 11:31 AM
Recently found this 1950 Studebaker coupe photo on ebay. Wondering if anyone might be able to recognize either of the girls. Some big clues one being the California plate "number" that is "R LOEWY." A unique old image with probably some interesting history behind it. Also struck by the very slender waist on the girl at right. Wonder if she still looks like that today....and same with the car? My bet the photo is at least 30+ years old so the girls are likely in their 50's now? Inquiring minds want to know.

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Sounds like Richard is in LOVE ! ! ! ! Gotta crush goin here? Don't get me wrong.... I can see why.... but, really.... no interest in the glaring Studebaker content, just the girly girl. I'm impressed, Richard. You have good taste.
Jus ribbin ya, of course.

sals54
04-08-2017, 11:35 AM
My fashion expert figures early-to-mid 80's...but like Mr. Clary, who am I to argue? lol Lets see, I'm in my 50's and, ahem, my waist isn't the same size as it was back in the days of this photo so I'm thinking the subject's waistline is subject to the same harshness of reality that most of us face. lol, cheers junior

I'd have to agree with junior, here. Pat Benetar is all over that girl on the right, and the Wayfarer sunglasses really came into vogue in the 80s with Tom Cruise in Risky Business. So... I'd go with early to mid 80s as well.

tjanowia
04-08-2017, 12:21 PM
Looks like Olivia Newton John's hairdo from Grease.

Studebaker Wheel
04-08-2017, 12:22 PM
Someone who saw the photo said it was PLAYGIRL and not MAYGIRL on the shirt and after a close examination I am inclined to agree....and it makes more sense. As for Sals observations Yes, I find at certain times there are more important things in one's life than Studebakers.

Buzzard
04-08-2017, 01:00 PM
I'm taken a back that Jeff is so "into" ladies fashions. Is there something going on in Brooklet GA that we should know?
Bill

sals54
04-08-2017, 08:43 PM
Someone who saw the photo said it was PLAYGIRL and not MAYGIRL on the shirt and after a close examination I am inclined to agree....and it makes more sense. As for Sals observations Yes, I find at certain times there are more important things in one's life than Studebakers.

Bang Zoom, Richard. Good call. No one can blame you on that one. thats fer sher.

70Avanti2
04-09-2017, 06:32 AM
My guess, the ladies are professional models. Picture was taken in the early eighties. Picture was taking during the making of a music video. Does anybody remember a music video with a Studebaker in it?

DEEPNHOCK
04-09-2017, 07:27 AM
Just did a google search for the word Maygirl clothing....

I have my own clothing line, thank you...:cool:

http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j54/deepnhock/1937%20Studebaker%20Coupe%20Express/SDCJacket2004.jpg

http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j54/deepnhock/1937%20Studebaker%20Coupe%20Express/NCFSDCSEZoneMeet042006018.jpg


http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j54/deepnhock/1937%20Studebaker%20Coupe%20Express/a16cf383.jpg

http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j54/deepnhock/1937%20Studebaker%20Coupe%20Express/2010%20Charlotte%20Auto%20Fest%20009_800x533_zpsj0r9zwqn.jpg

jclary
04-09-2017, 07:34 AM
Environmentally friendly manufacturing!!!!!!!!:D

Very little "carbon" footprint required to manufacture the material for this clothing line.:rolleyes:;)

Proof...that sometimes...Less is more!:!::cheers::!:

SN-60
04-09-2017, 11:08 AM
Just did a google search for the word Maygirl clothing....

I have my own clothing line, thank you...:cool:

http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j54/deepnhock/1937%20Studebaker%20Coupe%20Express/SDCJacket2004.jpg

http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j54/deepnhock/1937%20Studebaker%20Coupe%20Express/NCFSDCSEZoneMeet042006018.jpg


http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j54/deepnhock/1937%20Studebaker%20Coupe%20Express/a16cf383.jpg

http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j54/deepnhock/1937%20Studebaker%20Coupe%20Express/2010%20Charlotte%20Auto%20Fest%20009_800x533_zpsj0r9zwqn.jpg



Nice pics!:!:.....And what are you calling your new clothing line..."Mayboy"? :D

DEEPNHOCK
04-09-2017, 11:15 AM
Troll somewhere else Ed...




Nice pics!:!:.....And what are you calling your new clothing line..."Mayboy"? :D

studeclunker
04-09-2017, 06:54 PM
My two cents worth would be tossed toward seventies as well. Notice that the girl on the right has a full length shirt on. If this was eighties, she would be showing her midriff, as was popular then. The vintage of the plates doesn't really mean much as a lot of people got the blue plates because they looked better than the black. Also, in California at least, Vanity plates like that were even more rare and costly (which could also account for the blue plates). Maybe 77-79 or late seventies, but all the same... Also, Playgirl magazine had just come out about then. You might check with the Publisher. It might be one of Playgirl's photos as well.

j.byrd
04-09-2017, 07:01 PM
Hey studeclunker, hate to tell you, but you missed several issues...Playboy's 1st issue was December of 1953, featuring a young gal named Marilyn Monroe.

studegary
04-09-2017, 07:52 PM
Hey studeclunker, hate to tell you, but you missed several issues...Playboy's 1st issue was December of 1953, featuring a young gal named Marilyn Monroe.

To me, it seems like you are the one that is confused. You are confusing Playboy with Playgirl.

Buzzard
04-10-2017, 12:34 PM
Damn! Jeff taunts us with these pics and it's snowing out right now!!
Maybe I should move.
Bill

j.byrd
04-10-2017, 03:21 PM
studegary, I am so glad I'm old....gona' blame it on age ! You are right of course, BUT, in my own defense, don't remember seeing a Playgirl, but remember LOTS of Playboys, ha !