July 16, 2010


In Austria there is the biggest Rolls-Royce museum of the world. I still haven't been there, but this colored "Emily", the little silver sculpure on the hood of every Rolls Royce, is just gorgeous - impossible not to post it.

The model was Eleanor Velasco Thornton, who was the misstress of a certain John Walter. Due to social pressure, they couldn't marry, since she was poor and he belonged to a better economic class. Their secret love lasted more than a decade, till they died on bord of SS Persia, torpedoed by Germans during the I World War.


Anonymous said...

this doesn't look like anything coming from the hands of the original sculptor or RR as well. too revealing and somewhat 'prettier' then whisper or spirit.

Simon Jones said...

"They" didn't die. Only she did.