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: 10.4 x 2.5 x 18.8cm (4 1/8 x 1 x 7 3/8 in.)
Paper and plastic
Ten (10) VHS format video cassettes pertaining to Charles A. Lindbergh, they include:
"The Story of Charles A Lindbergh" Questar Home Video
"Lindbergh: The Shocking, Turbulent Life of America's Lone Eagle"; American Experience
"Uncommon Friends of the Twentieth Century"; Bush Entertainment
"Flying the Spirit"; EAA's "In the Cockpit" Series No.3
"Lindbergh's Flight to Paris"
"Biography"; A&E Home Video
"Men in Crisis-Ordeal by Air"
"1930 Newsreel- C.A. Lindbergh & Anne Morrow-Clip"
"Lindbergh Flies Again"