The 1957 CADILLAC DAGMARS Tin sign is one of several Cadillac signs we stock. Dagmar refers to the car’s bumpers – it’s a slang term for chrome conical shaped styling elements which began to appear on the front bumper/grille assemblies of certain American automobiles following World War II. They reached their peak in the mid-1950s. The term is derived from the notable physical attributes of Dagmar, a buxom early 1950s television personality known for low-cut gowns and pronounced conical bra cups. She was amused by the tribute. She used the stage name Dagmar (born Virginia Ruth Egnor, November 29, 1921 – October 9, 2001) and was an American actress, model, and television personality of the 1950s. As a statuesque, busty blonde, she became one of the first major female stars of television, receiving much press coverage during that decade.
The bottom script of the sign reads – The 1957 Cadillac struts “Dagmars”. Virginia Rush Egnor was a busty blonde who went by the name Dagmar on NBC’s 1950 Late-night talk show ‘Broadway Open House’. During the same period, Cadillacs began sprouting a pair of protrusions from their front bumpers and since the cars had long been connected to celebrities, the comparison of the bumper feature and Dagmar’s chest was a natural
Novelty Tin signs are great for adding a touch of fun or nostalgia and there are heaps of them available with everything from Classic Muscle cars to Hollywood legends. Not only something with shed, games room or kitchen value these vintage signs have flair and decoration potential and a sort of artistic beauty that adds charisma and character to the place they are displayed.
Measuring 12.5 x 16 ins (32 x 40cm) and made from durable and long lasting high quality tin they can be hung inside or outside and each is pre-drilled so ready to hang and also look very nice framed. We sell for a great price and offer a wide variety so get yours today!
The design on this sign is copyright by General Motors used under licensing to Sign Of The Times – No UPC provided
BONUS! – Each sign is supplied in a free clear plastic pocket ready for display in store. For protection during delivery we use extra packing materials to ensure they arrive in tip-top condition
If you would like plates or signs made to your own design, we can easily do this for you. Virtually anything you want can be created with our modern digital equipment. The key is good art, and we can do
ANY GRAPHIC! ANY DESIGN! ANY COLOUR!
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