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1964 Coastal Photo Shoot: Advertising Images by Harold Corsini

Recently a set of images by Harold Corsini was featured here of a 1964 Plymouth “Sport Fury” photo shoot in the snow at a Pennsylvania ski resort. Today we are back with a set of his images taken for a US Steel advertisement. At a later time, Corsini also did a photo shoot for Alcoa containing an aluminum car hood, door, and fender along with an outline of a car with illustrations on it of aluminum parts used in its makeup.

This set of pictures, possibly taken on the West Coast, appears to contain new 1964 cars produced by Chrysler, Ford, American Motors, and GM along with a number of sea kayaks. Just like Corsini’s Plymouth photo shoot, the work involved with locating a site, staging the cars, boats, and models for these images was considerable.

Tell us what you find of interest in these photos courtesy of the University of Pittsburgh Library and identify the location if possible. 

16 responses to “1964 Coastal Photo Shoot: Advertising Images by Harold Corsini

  1. Too bad the sore thumb in these photos is the red `64 Galaxie hardtop with blackwalls. Heck, even the pedestrian-looking Dodge appears better equipped!

    • Ford did produce a ’63-1/2 lightweight for the NHRA Stock Eliminator class that was 425 pounds less than a production hardtop. Unfortunately, it was still too heavy. But it did have black walls and “dog dish” hub caps.

  2. Interesting that only the Dodge is a 4 door. The Rambler, Ford and Pontiac are sportier 2 door models. Beautiful places to use for a backdrop to the cars. Thanks for another set of great pictures.

  3. Good design didn’t always mean good quality which I discovered with a 1964 Pontiac Grand Prix. I knew a GM dealer who spoke of the credit they were given on new cars from the factory, to repair sloppy workmanship, and it seemed not much was done.

  4. For me 1964 was the cut off year. Although it seemed that the good quality of slide rule technology carried on for a few more years. I became a licensed driver that year. The attraction, for me, had always been pre-war cars. The glamour of the fifties could not be denied but I wanted anything from a Horseless Carriage to a ’41 Coupe. After 1964 I went to work servicing and repairing autos of all makes models and years.

    (yes I mean all, I had a strong strong exposure to foreign manufacturing both East as well as West )

    The level of work that I achieved in my teens twenties and early thirties amazes me today, as I struggle to get some basic stuff done on the fleet.
    So, sorry to rant but had to leave it somewhere.
    My message for today is…….
    Thanks Dave for the great pix of a great time in American motoring

    Oh yeah, by the way. I bought my wife a little sedan, for grocery hauling, that cost more than the the combined stickers on all those beauties. 🙂

  5. And as a kayaker those are classic ones also. If you run rivers you run a shuttle from put in to take out. Driven a lot of different cars and trucks doing so. Be glad to get the Galaxie, soft ride!

  6. I really like the dog dishes on the Galaxie; that’s a sharp car. Nothing wrong with the Rambler or the LeMans, either, although the beige sedan look of the Polara leaves that one in last place for me. No Dodge hate here, however, as I own a ’65 Dart wagon.

  7. Of all the cars in these photos I’ll bet the Rambler would get the most civilian attention today. I’d love to have one… if I had somewhere to store it.

  8. In the top photo: Too bad they didn’t erase the tire tracks that make it look like the Plymouth backed in. Is the second, the Plymouth looks like it’s getting ready to dig its own grave with its rear wheels.
    Well, you did say to tell what interests me. 🙂 Did too much of that stuff not to notice.

  9. This ‘64 Dodge was a good example of the year Chrysler had finally fully recovered from preceding years of wild styling and quality issues.

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