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Howard Hughes' (Terry O'Quinn) rocket pack blueprint and "Man Flies Without Plane!" newspaper from Joe Johnston's action-adventure film The Rocketeer. A blueprint was part of Hughes' secret file for the X-3 rocket design , and newspapers were distributed after Cliff (Bill Campbell) donned his Rocketeer pack for the first time to save a life at Bigelow's Air Circus.
The blueprint shows a front and side view of the "HHAC ROCKET PACK CC-3". Dated "October 15,1983", the Los Angeles Examiner newspaper features the headline "Man Flies Without Plane! Rocketeer Thrills Crowd" and a photo of the Rocketeer flying over a crowd. Both show creasing, edge wear and signs of discolouration due to age. Dimensions (blueprint): 28 cm x 36 cm (11" x 14¼"); (newspaper): 58.5 cm x 44 cm (23" x 17¼")
Estimate: £400 - 600 M
This item comes with a Prop Store Certificate of Authenticity.