A legit auto and a ban on assault weapons – ‘tis a consummation devoutly to be wished, although in the current American climate it seems to be asking rather too much.
A closer inspection of the picture reveals that this photograph was taken (by me) at the corner of Eleanor Avenue (and Gower). Eleanor Avenue is where Buster Keaton had his movie studio from 1920 and 1928 – not very far from the above spot, at the corner of Eleanor and Lillian.
The above image is from Silent Echoes by John Bengtson, a work of superhuman scholarship in tracking down Keaton locations.
Now, in 1940 Keaton married his third wife who just happened to be named Eleanor (nee Norris). She was 23 years his junior and they stayed together until Keaton’s death in 1966. She’s widely credited with saving him from alcoholism and salvaging his career. This is the two of them walking on their wedding day.
I don’t really imagine that Keaton married her because she shared a name with the street where his studio was once located, although people have married for worse reasons.
Here is a picture of Keaton with a very legit auto.
And here with one somewhat less so.