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Death of a Marquis
Oldsmobile, Gone After 107 Years

"Jean Shepherd's reminiscences of his father, a steel-mill worker, proudly driving an Oldsmobile in THE PHANTON OF THE OPEN HEARTH was the perfect casting of an automobile in American family life. The elder Shepherd had upward-mobilized himself beyond GM's entry-level cars and could now aspire to a Buick or even, someday, a Cadillac."

Copyright: 2001 American Heritage Magazine

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April 2001
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April 2001
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