Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Watch newly found footage of Amelia Earhart

Time Magazine is reporting that new footage of Amelia Earhart has been found.

It's weird, a photographer took film of her in 1937 - before either her first or second attempt at her round the world flight (there's controversy on which one it was) and kept the reel of film in his closet until he died. It was only when his son was going through his father's things that he decided to take the reel of film home and watch it.

http://time.com/3915538/amelia-earhart-film-discovery-last-photo-shoot-disppearance/

is the URL to the article where you'll be able to see the footage.

The film, now named Amelia Earhart’s Last Photo Shoot, will be released in July by the Paragon Agency alongside an 80-page book, written by Nicole Swinford.
Swindford believes the footage was shot in May 1937, days before Earhart and Noonan set off on their fateful journey.
But Richard Gillespie, executive director of the International Group for Historic Aircraft Recovery, said the film was likely shot in March, before Earhart’s unsuccessful first attempt.

This just goes to show that there are treasures in every attic!