|An approximation of Mrs. Wright's car (Image from veronicawaldsamusingmusings.blogspot.com)|
One day Mark was in the drafting room at Taliesin West when he heard a commotion and saw Mrs. Wright run by, soon followed by Wright, also running. They disappeared into their quarters. Mark wondered what was up and asked around. It seems that Mrs. Wright didn’t have a car but was driven around by Kay Davidson. Mrs. Wright and Kay couldn’t use Wright’s car (a Mercedes) because he might need it. Mrs. Wright confronted Wright and he told her and Kay to go buy a car. They did, they bought a Plymouth with big fins and it was painted pink and cream. That was what prompted Wright to run after Mrs. Wright. Mark said he almost never saw the car in use except when Wright was away. He didn’t even know where it was hidden. Somewhere in the desert?
|Frank Lloyd Wright's Mercedes 300 Sl (Photo courtesy Cooper Weeks)|
On reflection I thought, Wright, running? He would have been close to ninety! He must have been really mad, after all it was a matter of taste.