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Help American Dreaming movie tell the story of the postwar era's car designers [w/video]

Tue, 16 Sep 2014

The makers of a new movie charting America's postwar car designers are seeking donations to make the project become reality. The film's makers are hoping to raise $100,000 to make American Dreaming, a documentary movie that aims to tell the story of the lives of the men and women who worked in automotive design between 1948 and 1973.

The film will be produced by Detroit artist Robert Edwards, former Detroiter Greg Salustro, and cinematographer Jim Toscano, and will include interviews with the men and women who worked in automotive design studios at the time. The film will also include drawings from the personal collections of the designers that were secreted away from studios before they could be destroyed - a preventative measure at the time to prevent ideas passing from one studio to its rivals.

American Dreaming aims to ensure that these often unsung heroes of car design are recorded, and their experiences shared, before it's too late. As long as the producers can attract enough investment, the film is slated for release in summer 2015. The donation page can be accessed here.

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By Tom Phillips