Just Who Was Harley Earl?
Mr. Mieczkowski is an associate professor and chair of the History Department at Dowling College on Long Island.
“My name’s Harley Earl.” So says the nattily dressed man appearing in the new television advertisements for Buick cars. Buick, the ads proclaim, represents the “Spirit of American Style.” Just who was Harley Earl? He’s certainly not the actor in these commercials; the real Harley Earl died in 1969. But during his three decades at General Motors, Earl changed the shape of the American car.
(Source: History News Network)