My father and I did a lot of talking about his dad, Henry V. Beck, while we were in Berlin. We wanted to see where he was at this extraordinary time of his life as an army man stationed overseas. I have some of these old photographs – we always love to compare how much my brother looks like him – and a very real and moving poem he wrote while so very far from the ones he loved. These artifacts sat for decades in an old army trunk in his closet and are now some of my most beloved possessions of this thoughtful and very elegant family man.
When I think of the 1950s, I think of Marilyn Monroe, black & white movies, jazz, and drive-in theaters. I like to imagine cuddling up to my love on the big bench seats after the sun has set and being alone aside from the glowing headlights of night… It was a new age for America & the automobile was here to stay.
The 1953 Lincoln Capri was like a Dave Brubeck album—smooth and sophisticated, it was the perfect canvas for the budding starlets of the era. Marilyn Monroe owned one!
It is with great honor Lincoln asked us to capture the romance of time through a series of Cinemagraphs with their classic cars so that we may all keep the memory of love going at any speed.
1953 Lincoln Capri / Styling: Kelly Framel / Creative Direction: Maury Postal / Makeup: Porsche Cooper / Hair: Francis Anthony Rodriguez / Maggie wears: vintage beret, Zara sweater, vintage skirt from Early Halloween, KORS Michael Kors loafers / Josh wears: vintage glasses and sweater, Zara pants and shoes
A barber shop ~ Perry, Oklahoma
Minolta SRT101 / Kodak 800VC
Happy Birthday Grandma!
A photo of my grandma as taken by my Papa on a road trip in the 50s. I guess they were packin’ heat… My favorite photograph of my personal hero. I love you Grandma, thanks for being so.. well.. awesome.
Kennedy for President