On May 20-21, 1927, Charles Lindbergh literally flew into history when he crossed the Atlantic Ocean in his Ryan NYP Spirit of St. Louis, thus becoming the first pilot to fly solo and nonstop from New York to Paris. This flight made Lindbergh a household name and catapulted him into fame and celebrity. The objects of popular culture in the National Collection display everything from ashtrays to wristwatches reflect the public adulation for Lindbergh and the powerful commercial response to his celebrity. More than 75 years after the Spirit's historic flight, Lindbergh's name still has the power help sell manufactured goods.
Gift of the Stanley King Family.
3-D Test: 12.7 x 12.5cm (5 x 4 15/16 in.)
Paper, metal and plastic
Two (2) compact discs and one (1) cassette tape of an album Ivano Fossati recorded in 1992. The cover of the album shows the Spirit of St. Louis flying against a dark blue sky with the moon in the background. The cassette tape features the same artwork and the same listing of songs.
1. LA CANZONE POPOLARE
2. LA BARCA DI LEGNO DI ROSA
4. LA MADONNA NERA
5. IL DISERTORE
6. MIO FRATELLA CHE GUARDI IL MONDO
7. NOTTURNO DELLE TRE
8. POCA VOGLIA DI FARE IL SOLDATO
9. CI SARA'