The Petersen Automotive Museum is featuring the iconic car from “The Green Hornet” in its elevated outdoor display on Fairfax Avenue. The car, known as “Black Beauty”, is being displayed in conjunction with the release of the 3-D action film, “the Green Hornet”, which is currently in theaters. The film stars Seth Rogen, Jay Chou and Cameron Diaz.
“Black Beauty”, a highly customized Chrysler Imperial, features faux machine guns, rocket launchers, and other weapons used by the Green Hornet. It is only the third vehicle to be displayed on the 30-foot-high platform over Fairfax Avenue in the museum’s 16-year history. Black Beauty will be displayed through the end of February and is part of the new “Green Hornet” exhibit, located in the museum’s Hollywood Gallery. Visitors can view six “Black Beauties” created for the movie, from a polished stock Chrysler Imperial to process bodies, stunt cars, a “hero car”, movie props, and more. The rest of the exhibit will be dressed as Britt Reid’s (a.k.a. The Green Hornet) garage, featuring classic and exotic automobiles as seen in the movie. Also on display are one of the two “Black Beauties” from the 1960s television series. The Petersen Automotive Museum is located at 6060 Wilshire Blvd. For information, call (323)930-CARS, or visit www.petersen.org.