Very rare program for the Wright Brothers Memorial Banquet held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California, on December 5, 1969, in honor of the historic three-man crew of the Apollo 11 mission. The program, with cover entitled “Kitty Hawk to Tranquility,” two pages, 9 x 12, is signed inside in blue ballpoint, “Neil Armstrong” and “Michael Collins, Apollo XI CMP,” and in black ballpoint, “Buzz Aldrin, Apollo 11, First on the Moon!” Included with the program is a glossy 8 x 10 photo of Armstrong surrounded by attendees at the event as he signs the included program. In fine condition.
Accompaniments include: an unsigned program from event; the original event invitation; two other glossy photos of Armstrong at the event, one which shows the program; a Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce press release for the event; a copy of the December 2, 1969 issue of the Southern California Business weekly paper, with lead image of Armstrong and headline, reading: “Aviation Industry’s Elite Gather for Wright Banquet”; and the first section of the December 2, 1969 issue of the Southern California Business, showing image of Armstrong next to headline: “Wright ‘Flyer’ Goes to Moon, Armstrong Reveals at Banquet.” A magnificent fully signed offering that ties together man's two greatest aeronautical achievements.
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