1930's Duesenberg New Bedford, Ma.

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13 Sep 2011 10:44 #20936 by Diner
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This picture is of a 1930's Duesenberg and some jamoke. This photo was taken on 883 Purchase St. in front of the Olympia Theater in New Bedford.

Opened on April 2, 1916, it was designed by Wm. Mowll of Mowll & Rand architects with a seating capacity of 2,800, some say 2,300.

As of this writing I am still looking for more information about the photo. If you have any please contact the webmaster. The photo is not dated.

The film featured that day was "Heaven on Earth" made in 1931 included actress Anita Louise.
She appeared in 70 films between 1924 and 1952. She later played the mother on the television series "My Friend Flicka"
The Zeitz family bought the theater in 1962 In 1966 a national touring company staged the comedy hit "Barefoot in the Park". the show was sold out. The theater closed in 1971 and was demolished in 1972.

The stores on ground level at the sidewalk were occupied by carious merchants over the years.
In the first view below it is by the W. L. Douglas Shoe store, managed by Fred Barrows..
Photo with Duesenberg provided by M.L. Baron

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13 Sep 2011 12:02 #20939 by alsancle
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I realize the hood ornament is Duesey and the radiator shell, but I don't think that's a Duesenberg. At least not a Model J.

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13 Sep 2011 15:21 #20941 by RandyEma
RandyEma replied the topic:
If you are asking for opinions I would say Hudson not Duesenberg. Randy

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13 Sep 2011 15:37 #20942 by Steve Derus
Steve Derus replied the topic:
I'm thinking Studebaker, based on the shape of the headlights.

Steve

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13 Sep 2011 20:13 #20946 by Mike Dube
Mike Dube replied the topic:
I side with Randy, look at the hubcaps.

Mike
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13 Sep 2011 21:08 #20948 by sunroofcord
sunroofcord replied the topic:
Looks like a Hudson to me. Wonder who told them it was a Duesenberg????

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