39 Model

Today’s Poster, a ‘special’ version from the 1939 New York World’s Fair. You may be surprised…


It’s from a rather well known and popular film in the aviation niche, ‘The Rocketeer’. It makes a kind of sense from the film, but you really need to see the film to get it – go on, it’s worth it.


I originally thought the poster was a post-film fan idea, but it actually exists in the movie, and is burnt by Mr Howard Hughes – as seen in this screencap above. So the original design belongs in the film.


Because it’s a pastiche, taking the genuine World’s Fair motifs, as in this poster.

James Kightly, Vintage Aero Writer.

Images from the internet. The pastiche poster I’ve only found credited as by ‘chalk433’. Anyone know the artist?

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