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Title
TWA aircraft, City of Los Angeles, sits outside the Grand Central Air Terminal for its dedication, Glendale, [1933]
Date Created and/or Issued
[circa November 26, 1933]
Publication Information
Los Angeles Times
Contributing Institution
UCLA, Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library
Collection
Los Angeles Times Photographic Archives
Rights Information
US
UCLA Library Special Collections, A1713 Charles E. Young Research Library, Box 951575, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575. Email: spec-coll@library.ucla.edu. Phone: (310) 825-4988
Description
Access to this collection is generously supported by Haynes Foundation funds.
Access to this collection is generously supported by Arcadia funds.
A runway at the Grand Central Air Terminal stretches across the foreground. In the near distance, the TWA aircraft, City of Los Angeles, sits in front of the terminal, off-center to the left. It is viewed from its starboard side and faces right. Along the back end of the fuselage, it reads, "TWA." The aircraft's registration number, "NC 223Y," is visible on the aircraft's tail and on top of its wing. Beyond the plane, the Grand Central Airport's terminal enters frame at right and stretches back on an angle to the left. Its tower rises, left-of-center, behind the aircraft. A large crowd, platform and empty chairs occupy the space on the ground that extends between the aircraft and the terminal.
A different photograph of the same event appears with the article, "GIANT AIRLINER IN DEBUT: City of Los Angeles Dashes to Bay City on First Run After Christening Ceremonies," Los Angeles Times, 27 Nov. 1933: A1
A photograph of Barbara Douglas christening the same aircraft appears with the caption, "Daughter of Ship's Builder Dedicating It Barbara Dean [sic] Douglas, 9-year-old daughter of Donald Douglas, builder of ship, christening City of Los Angeles at public dedication ceremonies yesterday at Grand Central air terminal," Los Angeles Times, 27 Nov. 1933: A2
Text from negative sleeve: TRANS WORLD AIR LINES, PLANE CHRISTENING
Type
Image
Format
b&w nitrate negative
Identifier
uclamss_1429_3942
ark:/21198/zz002cpn9f
Language
No linguistic content
Subject
Aircraft--American--California--Glendale
Dedications--California--Glendale
Grand Central Air Terminal (Glendale, Calif.)
Transcontinental & Western Air, Inc
Source
Los Angeles Times Photographic Collection

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