July 22, 2005 |
An aluminum propeller from the plane that aviator Charles Lindbergh flew from New York to China in 1931 was sold for $42,000 at a Christie's International auction in New York City. The propeller, from a Lockheed Sirius aircraft, was bought by an anonymous bidder as part of a sale that included 19th century paintings. A bubble sextant that Lindbergh used to navigate on his record-setting 1930 flight from California to New York went to an anonymous bidder for $26,400.
December 31, 1989 |
Along with the sounds of Hauoli Makahiki Hou, Hawaiian for Happy New Year, come these island items. From Maui: MIKE LOVE of the Beach Boys has purchased the home of CHARLES and ANNE MORROW LINDBERGH. Love bought the 5-acre estate, down a twisting, scenic road a few miles from the remote village of Hana, from the aviator's widow for about $1 million, said a Maui realty source. The property had been listed at $1.5 million.
June 30, 2001
The makers of "Chasing the Sun" discuss the four-part series produced by KCET/Hollywood, which celebrates such buccaneers of the sky as the Wright brothers and Charles Lindbergh as well as some unsung heroes.
May 3, 2002 |
AND FINALLY . . . Erik Lindbergh popped out of the cockpit, furiously waving his arms in the air, after completing a 17-hour flight from New York to Paris. His grandfather, aviation pioneer Charles Lindbergh, made the groundbreaking solo, nonstop flight across the Atlantic in 1927, crossing the ocean in 33 1/2 hours, nibbling on just one sandwich. "I really wanted to celebrate the 75th anniversary of grandfather's flight," Erik Lindbergh said at a news conference.
September 22, 2004 |
Early on in Philip Roth's imagining of America as it might have been if Charles Lindbergh had defeated Franklin Roosevelt in 1940 and become president, Roth's father, Herman, his mother, Bess, his older brother, Sandy, and himself, Philip, 8 years old, make a trip to Washington, D.C. They are about to discover that, as a small Jewish family, they are a twig in a fascist sea.
July 2, 2001 |
"Chasing the Sun," a high-flying, four-part chronicle of commercial aviation, takes off from the PBS runway tonight at 9 on KCET and KVCR. Propelled by a nicely assembled mix of interviews, archival material and reenactments, this dandy documentary tells us all about the friendly skies and the people who conquered them. Appropriately, the first hour opens with the story of Orville and Wilbur Wright, the bicycle mechanics who stood on the beach at Kitty Hawk, N.C.