Sirens of Chrome includes dozens of photographs, programs, and posters culled from libraries, corporate files, and auto enthusiast portfolios, capturing decades of hot vehicles and torrid models. Discover whose body inspired the Rolls-Royce hood ornament or sit in a rumble seat with 1930s silver-screen goddess Joan Blondell. Gawk at the over-the-top opulence of the Somali leopard pelt-upholstered 1950 Cadillac Debutante, sing along with Dinah Shore while you See the U.S.A. in Your Chevrolet, or shake your head in wonder at the fur bikini-clad model atop a Soviet-built Lada. Enjoy the ride!
Margery Krevsky co-founded Productions Plus in 1981, and the agency rapidly became one of the major players in selecting and training talent for auto shows. Instead of bowing to the prevailing demand for women in ball gowns and short shorts, Krevksy took a risk with Pontiac, and then other automakers, presenting the talent in sophisticated business attire. At her insistence, models became trained as product information specialists so they could entice customers with facts, not just T&A. Her knowledge of the fashion and talent industries — along with behind-the-scenes insights and personal anecdotes — make Sirens of Chrome all the more engaging. Productions Plus is based in the Detroit suburb of Bingham Farms, Michigan.