Friday, February 02, 2007

Gems from '55!


1955 was a good year. Not only did we see the opening of Disneyland but we also got... the 1955 Nash? All right, I confess I know absolutely nothing about cars, just that you're supposed to change the oil every 3,000 miles (though mine has been just peachy on 9,000), and of course I can fill the tank up. But I do know about art, and I find these (extremely) stylized versions of Mickey and Pluto absolutely adorable! They're so simplistic, but still so charming.
I'm not sure the Nash could corner like the cat and Pluto do, but having these characters sell your product must have been pretty sweet back in the day.

2 comments:

Matterhorn1959 said...

Nash was the original sponsor of the Tomorrowland CirCarama theater before Bell took over in 1961.

TiKiMOOSE said...

I like Pluto, But I'm surprised that version of Mickey was approved by Walt, it's just so Un-Mickey. cool commerical!