Tuesday, March 13, 2012
Polka Dots and Moonbeams...and Power Tops
Okay, this one's a mystery- are we seeing that free expression has practical limits? Did someone get inspired by a loaf of Wonder Bread? Was the board game Twister secretly invented in the GM Styling Center? Did the "Damsels of Design" run amok?
Perhaps it is no coindicence that Brian Hyland's novelty tune "Itsy Bitsy Teeny Weenie Yellow Polka Dot Bikini" was a smash in the late summer of 1960 and sold almost two million copies- could someone in the styling dome been humming it late one night?
Good news, this 1961 Buick convertible is just a trip to the trim shop away from being good as new. And we could put it down for the drive over.
And just because we're good sports, here's that Hyland hit:
Not all design inspirations are good ones.