In the fall of 1956 a film called the Solid Gold Cadillac was released. The "star car" of this film was none other than a 1956 Eldorado Biarritz. Now if you run out and buy this movie hoping to see it full of vintage Eldorado Biarritz footage, you will be disappointed. The car appears in one 30 second scene at the end of the film. This film was shot on location in NYC and DC with the production wrapping up by the end of October 1955. The Eldorado scene was shot in NY only. This timeline is important because it tells us that the Eldorado Biarritz used in this film must have been a very early build car.
|Color pictures from the IMCD.|
|Check out the over exposure of the picture to give the car an overall gold look to it. State of the art photo editing in 1956, laughable by todays standard.|
|Same pic in B/W|
|Another picture from the photo shoot. Clearly not the same car used in the film.|
|1953 Leonora Film|
|Feb, 1956. Click to enlarge|
|At the LA Airport with Leorona|