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Amelia Earhart tired of being hassled...

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July 12, 1928

THE NEW YORK TIMES, July 12, 1928

* Aviatrix Amelia Earhart
* Post Atlantic Ocean flight
* Airplane "Friendship"

* Sideshow attraction ?

Page 9 has one column headings: "MISS EARHART TIRES OF BEING 'SIDESHOW'" "She Expresses Regret Over Radio Here That Her Companion Are Kept in Background" and more. (see) Coverage on Amelia Earhart being relentlessly pursued by the media after her famous flight across the Atlantic Ocean. Was this an example of the modern day paparazzi ? I suspect this is one of the few publications to report this particular event as other titles in our inventory do not.
Other news, sports and advertisements of the day. Complete in 48 pages, a few small binding slits along the spine, nice condition.

Note: While the major historic events in Amelia Earhart's life can be read about through multiple venues (books, newspapers, magazines, etc.), many of the more obscure events can only be found within a handful (at most) of daily newspapers of her day. Yet, it is these reports which add color to one of the most beloved personalities of the 20th century. Thankfully, the New York Times was one of the few publications which emphasized such reports.

Category: The 20th Century

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