Alice Barker was a chorus line dancer during the Harlem Renaissance of the the 1930s and 40s. She danced at clubs such as The Apollo, Cotton Club, and Zanzibar Club, with legends including Frank Sinatra, Gene Kelly, and Bill "Bojangles" Robinson.Although she danced in numerous movies, commercials and TV shows, she had never seen any of them, and all of her photographs and memorabilia have been lost over the years.
As a kid you run around so fast, the world around you seems to stand still. A summer vacation can stretch on for an eternity. With each birthday we circle back and cross the same point around the sun. We wish each other 'many happy returns.' But soon you feel the circle begin to tighten, and you realize it’s a spiral, and you’re already halfway through.
At Ford’s European Design Centre, cars become works of art and it is here that highly-skilled artisans sculpt the visions of designers and bring them to life. Ford of Europe takes you inside its Clay Modelling Studio in Merkenich, Germany, and shows how its cars become works of art. Showcasing the 80-year-old clay design process and stunning work of its modellers, Ford places its design credentials on show revealing the artistry of automotive design behind every Ford model.