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    Columbia Pictures promotional dirigible-form cigarette pack holder for the pre-code film Dirigible. (Columbia, 1931) Vintage original promotional cigarette box in the shape of a dirigible on a pedestal base of clouds measuring 8 x 3.5 x 2.5 in. Constructed of brass with nickel plate, and with "Dirigible" imprinted in raised lettering on either side of the blimp and "A Columbia Production" on both sides of the lip of the base. A hinged lid at the top of the holder conceals a compartment for a cigarette pack. With black felt bottom. Director Frank Capra and Columbia Pictures considered Dirigible a step into the big time, with a $650,000 budget, the highest amount the studio had ever invested to date. This elaborate promotional gift was given to executives and other VIPs to promote this landmark film in the studio's evolution. Exhibiting minor age and patina. In vintage fine condition.

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    December, 2018
    11th Tuesday
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