Tuesday, December 8, 2009

The Rag Wing Derby vs the Powder Puff Derby

Was doing some research on the pilots of the first all-women's air race, the Powder Puff Derby, and came across the website of Archtypal Images, who intend to make a documentary of it.

They're going to call the documentary, The Ragwing Derby

After years of research, Archetypal Images is now ready to make Rag Wing Derby a reality.

And my question is... why? Everyone knows what the Powder Puff Derby was, or if they don't know what it was they would presumably know it was something regarding women, but the "Ragwing Derby"? They might check it out just because they were curious... what's a "ragwing derby"? they'd think, but I still think the doc would lose some of its intended audience by not being more clear. Titles are so important.

Ragwing, by the way, refers to fabric-covered aircraft. Again, who but knowledgeable aviation people would know what that meant?

Well, I don't mean to rag on the ragwing people. (heh heh, heh heh.. ahem).

Moving swiftly on, it's a long-needed documentary, but of course funding is needed.

Check out their website at http://www.ragwingderby.com/noframes.asp?f=homepage.html

Donations are tax deductible:
Individuals may now receive a tax deduction for donating to Rag Wing Derby
Rag Wing Derby is able to work with Foundations who require a 501(c)(3) non-profit status
Rag Wing Derby can now receive grants from entities requiring a 501(c)(3) non-profit status

The producer of the doc is Heather Taylor, owner of Archetypal Images.

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