Pink Cadillac Day
September 1st recognized the importance of pink Cadillacs throughout American history.
Elvis Presley’s iconic Pink Cadillac was a 1955 Cadillac Fleetwood. It was reported he bought it for his mom Gladys, but since she didn’t have a driver’s license he is the one who drove it. You can still see Elvis’s pink Cadillac at the Graceland museum in Memphis, Tennessee.
Mary Kay Pink Cadillac, is a gift by the Mary Kay cosmetics company for its top sellers. This pink Cadillac comes in pearlized pink, a color unique to the Mary Kay Career Car program. According to the Mary Kay website nearly 5,600 Mary Kay Career Cars are on the road.
Pink Cadillac was a1989 film starring Clint Eastwood in 1989. It was an American action comedy movie about a bounty hunter and a group of white supremacists chasing after an innocent woman who tries to outrun everyone in her husband’s prized pink Cadillac. The film stars Clint Eastwood and Bernadette Peters and also has small appearances by Jim Carrey and Bryan Adams.
“Pink Cadillac” is a song by Bruce Springsteen released as the non-album B-side of “Dancing in the Dark” in 1984. The song was #14 on the billboard for awhile. Supposedly the term, “Pink Cadillac” in this song, is a metaphor for a vagina, just like the Prince’s “Little Red Corvette” and Wilson Pickett’s “Mustang Sally”.
“Pink Cadillac” is the sixth album by American folk singer and songwriter John Prine, released in 1979. In the album’s liner notes Prine wrote, “What we tried to achieve here is a recording of a five-piece band with a vocalist playing and singing good honest music.” Later the singer recalled, “We ended up with something like five hundred hours of tape – and took the best of what we had, and Asylum just about had a heart attack.” It was met with some pretty bad reviews.
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