I wish this fantastic photo from the 50s had just a bit more detail because it kills me not to know exactly what’s in this young man’s right hand. Knowing, would complete this untold story for sure.
Say he was holding a bottle of scotch — then we could justifiably guess that this hood had skipped school to go down to the lake and get himself trashed. Now picture him holding a bottle of hair tonic and you could easily see how the story could be completely different.
Well, I don’t think he’s holding a bottle of scotch… or hair tonic. I think what he has there is a bottle of Amway LOC (Liquid Organic Cleaning Concentrate) and he uses this stuff exclusively on his socks.
One of my favorite cars from the side (not fond of the grille that year — it’s a personal thing) the Oldsmobile 88 for 1956.