1929 Duesenberg Model J Murphy Dual Cowl Phaeton l Lyon Air Museum

Originally owned by John J. McCarthy, the President of the famous Cracker Jack Company, this Murphy-bodied automobile has had many notable owners, including auto collectors William F. Harrah, a gambling pioneer in Reno, Nevada, and J.B. Nethercutt, whose aunt founded Merle Norman Cosmetics. While it served as transportation for the Grand Marshal of the Rose Parade twice, once in the early 1930s, and again in 1980, its most significant role was arguably in the 1982 John Huston movie, "Annie," where it chased down the bad guys to rescue Little Orphan Annie. Fast, sleek, spacious and luxurious, it is the epitome of style and the sporting character appealing to the affluent of its time.

Engine Number: 

J-264

Exhibit Type: 

  • Automobiles
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