Music Video

Ella Fitzgerald's one of a kind Champagne Goblet

March 2018

Dr. John Hasse tells us about the one of a kind Champagne Goblet Ella Fitzgerald received from Memorex after their famous 1970's ads on view in the Ella at 100 exhibit in National Museum of American History

Smithsonian Artifact Featured in this Video

Commemorative broken goblet presented to jazz vocalist, Ella Fitzgerald, by Memorex in appreciation for her work in an advertising campaign built around Ella's high notes and the high fidelity of their tapes. "Is it Ella," the ad asked, "or is it Memorex"?
Currently not on view
Data Source
National Museum of American History
Fitzgerald, Ella
Memorex Products, Inc.
presentation date
ca 1973
Credit Line
Fitzgerald 1989 Trust (through Richard D. Rosman)
Physical Description
metal (overall material)
wood (overall material)
overall: 12 3/4 in x 6 in; 32.385 cm x 15.24 cm
Object Name