Tuesday, May 22, 2018
Anita King-- Part 3: Her Cross-Country Drive in 1915
In 1915, she decided to put her automobile driving experience to the test and become the first woman to drive alone across the United States. She had the backing of her studio boss Jesse L. Lasky and his newly formed Paramount Pictures.
They got Kissel Motor Company to provide a car that was fitted out with Firestone Tires.
The whole undertaking was dubbed "The Paramount Girl" and amidst a lot of publicity, she left Paramount Studio in Hollywood on August 25, 1915. The Los Angeles Times reported her only companions would be a rifle and six-shooter.