Cadillac V8 2-Door Convertible Coupe in front of Bullocks Wilshire department store, Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, 1938

1938 Cadillac in front of Bullocks Wilshire -1If I were able to get my hands on one of those elusive time machines, I’d go back to the late 1930s, buy one of these 1938 Cadillacs (with 2016 money it’d be a cinch) and go to the Bullocks Wilshire department store on Wilshire Blvd and roam around the store that represents (to me, at least) the height of the golden-era Hollywood retail experience. (Then I’d go down the street to luncheon at the Brown Derby, then drive straight to MGM and somehow talk my way onto the lot.)

Cars pulling up at the front entrance of Bullocks Wilshire department store 1938Cars parked at the Bullocks Wilshire department store 1938

And here is a colorized version of the top photo. Kind of brings it all to life, doesn’t it?

Bullocks Wilshire Los Angeles, CA with 1929 Cadillac V8 2-Door Convertible Coupe

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One Response to Cadillac V8 2-Door Convertible Coupe in front of Bullocks Wilshire department store, Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, 1938

  1. Jean Hunter says:

    Martin, I’ll race ya to the 1930s but once there, I’m ditching the time machine! One-way ride for me.

    The wonderful book “Harlow in Hollywood” used as its cover art a gorgeous portrait taken of Jean in the Bullocks on Wilshire.

    http://lisaburks.typepad.com/.a/6a00d83454de4669e2014e8618208e970d-pi

    Thanks, Martin.

    Jean