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Douglas Leigh Papers, 1903-1999

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Series 12: Dirigible Project Files , 1944-1954
(Box 8-11, 14, 26-28; 3.7 linear feet)

This series consists of notes, reports, artwork, photographs, miscellaneous printed material, 12 scrapbooks, and individual product files that document the development of dirigible advertising projects involving both painted logos and networks of lights over the surface of the dirigible. Sequentially-timed lights caused dramatic animated effects against the night sky. Individual Product/Project Files are arranged alphabetically and typically contain photographs, scrapbooks, printed material, and scattered drawings. Leigh compiled scrapbooks of general information on dirigible advertising and for specific dirigible projects. General scrapbooks have been arranged by date and are interspersed throughout the series and specific project scrapbooks have been arranged with the appropriate product/project file.
Dirigible project files are on reels 5846-5847.
Description Container Select
Report: Surveys Measuring the Effectiveness of Dirigible Advertising, by Alfred Politz Research, Inc., 1947
8
44-45
Report: Blimps in Industry (Off-Shore Oil Operations), by Richard G. Kopff, Jan. 1948
8
46
Report: Study to Determine the Effectiveness of Sky Advertising, by Daniel Starch and Staff, May 1948
8
47
Miscellaneous Notes, 1946
8
48
Drawings for Advertisements, ca. 1940s-1950s
8
49-53
Photographs of Advertisement Ideas, ca. 1940s
8
54
Photographs of Miscellaneous Dirigibles, 1944
8
55
Photographs of Leigh Sky Advertising Corp. Equipment, ca. 1940s-1950s
8
56
Miscellaneous Printed Material, ca. 1940-1950s
8
57-58
Flamingo Foods Dirigible Project, 1951-1952
8
59
Ford Automobiles Dirigible Project (see also Box 14), 1947
8
60-67
Fort Pitt Beer Dirigible Project, ca. 1940s-1950s
8
68
Knickerbocker Beer Dirigible Project, ca. 1940s-1950s
8
69
MGM (Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer) Dirigible Project, 1945-1950
9
1
MGM, Dirigible Scrapbook 5 (see Box 10), 1945-1950
9
2
MGM Duplicate Photographs, Dirigible Scrapbook 5, 1945-1950
9
3-4
Mobiloil/ Flying Red Horse Dirigible Project (see also Box 14), 1947-1949
9
5-10
Mobiloil/Flying Red Horse, Dirigible Scrapbook 6, 1947-1949
9
11
Mobiloil/Flying Red Horse, Dirigible Scrapbooks 7-8 (see Boxes 10, 14), 1947-1949
9
12
Pfeiffer Beer Dirigible Project, ca. 1940s-1950s
9
13
R & H Beer Dirigible Project (see also Box 14), ca. 1940s-1950s
9
14
Tydol Flying "A" Gasoline Dirigible Project, 1947-1949
9
15-16
Tydol Flying "A" Gasoline, Dirigible Scrapbooks 9-11 (see Box 11), 1947-1949
9
17
Tydol Flying "A" Gasoline Duplicate Photographs from Dirigible Scrapbooks, 1947-1949
9
18
Wonder Bread (see Box 14), 1947
9
19-27
Oversized MGM (Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer), Dirigible Scrapbook 5, 1945-1950
10
1
Oversized Mobiloil/Flying Red Horse, Dirigible Scrapbook 8, 1947-1949
10
2
Oversized Tydol Flying "A" Gasoline, Dirigible Scrapbook 9, 1947, 1947
11
1
Oversized Tydol Flying "A" Gasoline, Dirigible Scrapbook 10, 1947-1949
11
2
Oversized Tydol Flying "A" Gasoline, Dirigible Scrapbook 11, 1947-1949
11
3
Oversized General Petroleum/Mobiloil/Flying Red Horse, Dirigible Scrapbook 7, 1947-1949
14
5
Oversized Wonder Bread, Dirigible Scrapbook 12 , 1947
14
6
Oversized Dirigible Project Files , 1947-1949, undated
  • Drawings for Ford Automobile Advertisements
  • Photograph of Ford Automobile Dirigible on Runway
  • Photograph of Ford Automobile Dirigible in Flight
  • Artwork for Knickerbocker Beer
  • Poster for Knickerbocker Beer
  • Photograph of Mobiloil Dirigible on Runway
  • Poster of R & H Beer Dirigible
14
7
General Dirigible Scrapbook 1, 1946-1947
26
1
General Dirigible Scrapbook 2, 1947-1949
26
2
General Dirigible Scrapbook 3, 1947-1952
27
1
General Dirigible Scrapbook 4 General (includes a photograph of Elizabeth Taylor) , 1954
27
2
Mobiloil, Dirigible Scrapbook 6 (includes a photograph of Elizabeth Taylor), 1947-1949
28
1

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