Sammy Davis Jr. at home, photographed by Sid Avery, 1960
Sammy lost his eye in an infamous car wreck that he was lucky to survive. Apparently, he flew out the windshield and hit the Spirit of Ecstasy hood ornament on his Rolls Royce. Subsequent Rolls Royce cars have featured either a retracting Spirit of Ecstasy hood ornament, or a flat badge emblem with two interlocking R’s.
So due to people flying through their windshields, Rolls Royce changed a hood ornament… gotcha.
Yup. Just like trucks started using their “Mansfield bars” named after Jayne Mansfield and the accident that killed her and decapitated her when the car went under the truck in front of them. After this happened all semis were required to be outfitted with a rear under bar.