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aviator  Amelia  Earhart
[1897-1937]

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writings of Amelia Earhart

works about Amelia Earhart
1937 disappearance

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             aviator Amelia Earhart [1897-1937] speaking to the press, circa 1920s


“Adventure is worthwhile in itself.”

“The lure of flying is the lure of beauty.”

“Flying may not be all plain sailing, but the fun of it is worth the price.”

“The most effective way to do it, is to do it.”

“Preparation, I have often said, is rightly two-thirds of any venture.”

“Never interrupt someone doing something [that] you said couldn't be done.”

“Better to do a good deed near at home than to go far away to burn incense.”



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official Amelia Earhart website
Amelia Earhart entry at Wikipedia
browse Amelia Earhart Store {seven titles} at Amazon
search books on keywords 'Amelia Earhart' {returns 50+ titles} at Amazon
incomplete Amelia Earhart credits [25 titles since 1936] at Internet Movie Database

Amelia Earhart soundbite on 'women & science' [1:00]
Amelia Earhart soundbite on 'aviation' [0:12]


  • 1921: Amelia purchased her first airplane - a bright yellow Kinner Airster 3-cylinder biplane nicknamed the 'Canary'.
  • 1921?: Amelia Earhart was the 16th woman in the world to receive a pilot’s license.
  • 1924: Amelia purchased her first automobile and drove her mother cross-country, from Los Angeles to Canada to Boston - in six weeks!
  • 1928 June 17-18: Amelia became the first woman to fly across the Atlantic (as passenger). After waiting several days for the weather to clear, the team departed from Trepassey Harbor, Newfoundland on 17 June 1928 in a Fokker trimotor F.VIIb named 'Friendship', landing exactly 20 hours and 40 minutes later near Burry Port, South Wales, with less than an hour of fuel still on board.
  • 1928 July: Amelia purchased Avro Avian biplane tail #7083 {sold July 1929, scrapped 1936}.
  • 1928 Sept: Amelia obtained the record for the First Solo Transcontinental Flight and Back by A Woman.
  • late 1928: Amelia purchased 1925 Call Tech Merrill-type 5-cylinder C.I.T. 9 biplane.
  • 1930: Amelia purchased bright red Lockheed Vega 5B monoplane tail #NR7952 nicknamed it her 'Little Red Bus' {now in a museum in DC}.
  • 1931 Feb 7: married George P. Putnam in Noank, Connecticut.
  • 1931 May 29-June 6: Broke earlier record set by Johnny Miller as the first transcontinental flight of an autogiro; Amelia flew a factory-fresh Pitcairn PCA-2 autogiro aircraft sponsored by Beech-Nut Gum from Newark, NJ to Oakland, California in nine days (versus Miller's 14 days).
  • 1932 May 20-21: Amelia began the first successful solo flight by a woman across the Atlantic Ocean, traveling nonstop from Newfoundland to Ireland.
  • 1932 June 21: Awarded the National Geographic Society Special Medal, the first awarded to a woman pilot.
  • 1932 July: Amelia was the first woman to be honored with the Distinguished Flying Cross (USA).
  • 1932 Aug 24: Amelia began a 19-hour cross-country flight (from Los Angeles, California to Newark, New Jersey) that made her the first woman to fly solo and non-stop from coast to coast.
  • 1934 Dec: Amelia purchased {used} bright red Lockheed Vega 5B Hi-speed Special monoplane tail #NC965Y {lost in 1943 hangar fire}.
  • 1935 Jan 11: Amelia began an 18-hour flight from Honolulu, Hawai'i to Oakland, California that made her the first woman pilot to solo across the Pacific Ocean.
  • 1936 July: Amelia purchased custom-built silver-metal twin-engine Lockheed Electra L10-E tail #NR16020 {presumed lost at sea}.
  • 1937 March 17: Amelia's first attempt at a flight around the world (westward from Oakland, California); the flight ended with a crash landing in Hawai'i.
  • 1937 June 1: Amelia's second attempt at a flight around the world (eastward) began from Miami, Florida.
  • 1937 July 2: Amelia's Lockheed Electra aircraft lost radio contact and disappeared in the South Pacific Ocean; her navigator Fred Noonan was also aboard.
  • 1963 July 24: Amelia Earhart was commemmorated on an 8¢ U.S. airmail postage stamp.
  • 2012: Inducted into the Kansas Walk of Honor at the State Capitol.



  • Writings  of  Amelia  Earhart
    browse Amelia Earhart Store {seven titles} at Amazon

    George Putnam assisted Amelia with her account of the flight published as "20 Hrs., 40 Mins." [Putnam 1928]
    https://www.amazon.com/20-Hrs-40-Min-Friendship/dp/1614276870/
    https://www.amazon.com/20-hrs-40-min-Friendship/dp/B00086LZPK/

    The Fun of It book by Amelia Earhart  "The Fun of It: Random Records of My Own Flying and of Women In Aviation" [1932]
    by Amelia Earhart

    Kindle Edition from Chicago Review Press [2006 edition] for $9.99
    Chicago Review Press 7x5 pb [4/2006] for $10.98
    Gale Group 8¾x6 hardcover [6/76] out of print/used

    "Last Flight" [1937] by Amelia Earhart, Edited by George Palmer Putnam
    https://www.amazon.com/Last-Flight-Amelia-Earhart-ebook/dp/B0030P1W86/
    https://www.amazon.com/Last-Flight-Amelia-Earhart/dp/0517567946/
    https://www.amazon.com/Last-Flight-Amelia-Earhart/dp/B000NOVLAG/

    Letters from Amelia Earhart book Edited by Jean L. Backus  "Letters from Amelia: An Intimate Portrait of Amelia Earhart" [1982]
    Edited by Jean L. Backus

    Kindle Edition from New Word City [9/2016] for $9.99
    Beacon Press 9x6 pb [9/82] out of print/used
    Beacon Press 9x6¼ hardcover [9/82] out of print/used
    Quotable Amelia Earhart book edited by Michele Wehrwein Albion  "The Quotable Amelia Earhart" [2015]
    Edited by Michele Wehrwein Albion

    Kindle Edition from Univ New Mexico Press [9/2015] for $20.19 {sic}
    Univ New Mexico Press 7x5 hardcover [9/2015] for $20.19


    Works  About  Amelia  Earhart
    search books on keywords 'Amelia Earhart' {returns 50+ titles} at Amazon

    Sound of Wings biography of Amelia Earhart by Mary S. Lovell  "The Sound of Wings: The Life of Amelia Earhart" [1989]
    by Mary S. Lovell

    Kindle Edition from St. Martin's/Macmillan [2/2014] for $7.99
    St. Martin's Griffin 9x6 pb [9/2009] for $12.23
    St. Martin's Griffin 8¾x5¾ pb [2/91] out of print/many used
    St. Martin's Press 8½x6 hardcover [10/89] out of print/200+ used
    Still Missing Amelia Earhart & Feminism book by Susan Ware  "Still Missing: Amelia Earhart and The Search For Modern Feminism" [1993]
    by Susan Ware

    W.W. Norton & Co. 8¼x5½ pb [10/94] for $16.82
    W.W. Norton & Co. pb [2/95] out of print/used
    W.W. Norton & Co. 8¾x5¾ hardcover [11/93] out of print/many used
    East to the Dawn biography of Amelia Earhart by Susan Butler  "East To The Dawn: The Life of Amelia Earhart" [1997]
    by Susan Butler

    Kindle Edition from Da Capo/Hachette [8/2009] for $9.99
    Da Capo Press 8¾x6 movie tie-in pb [8/2009] for $10.85
    Da Capo Press 8¾x6 pb [5/99] for $17.95
    Da Capo Press 8¾x6½ hardcover [10/97] out of print/80+ used
    January 1998 National Geographic Magazine article about Amelia Earhart  National Geographic Magazine, January 1998 (Volume 193, Number 1)
    contents includes: Making Sense of The New Millennium, Blackpool England, Polar Bears, Altamaha River, Dutch Winter, Amelia Earhart — 'and much more'
    magazine single-issue [1/98] out of print/used
    Flying Ace Amelia Earhart book by Angela Bull  "Flying Ace: The Story of Amelia Earhart (DK Readers)" [ages 8-10; 2000]
    by Angela Bull

    D.K. Children 9x6 pb [4/2000] for $3.99
    D.K. Children 9¼x6 hardcover [4/2000] out of print/used
    LIFE: Great Romances box set on 4 DVDs  "LIFE: Great Romances, Volume 3" [2003]
    looks at couples Cary Grant & Barbara Hutton, Howard Hughes & Ava Gardner, Ernest Hemingway & Martha Gellhorn, Amelia Earhart & George Putnam, and Eva & Juan Peron
    Madacy Records b&w/color DVD [1/2003] for $11.95
    complete set on 4 disks
    Madacy Records b&w/color DVD set [1/2003] 4 disks - out of prodn/used



    1937  disappearance
    What there is to recognize concerning the many theories about the fate of Earhart & Noonan is that they can't all be correct: died at sea? survived a crash landing, then died on an island? rescued from that island by natives or Japanese, then died in captivity? Each version has 'definitive proof', even photographs and airplane parts and mysterious radio transmissions.
    So we present here all such theories and conclude that the mystery will never be solved. Amelia Earhart disappeared 80 years ago – get over it already.

    Lecture 8/2016: Ric Gillespie of T.I.G.H.A.R. spoke in Asheville, NC on 5 Aug 2016 about raising funds for their twelfth expedition to Gardner Island, now called Nikumaroro (part of UNESCO Phoenix islands Protected Area) where they will use submersibles to locate her airplane's wreckage on the sea side slope of the reef; audio plus overhead projection slideshow.
    watch 8/2016 video/slideshow [34:20] at YouTube


    Films of Amelia Earhart
    incomplete Amelia Earhart credits [25 titles since 1936] at Internet Movie Database

    "Amelia Earhart Launches Hudson Terraplane" newsreel clip [1932]
    Amelia Earhart came to Detroit during the depths of the Depression to help struggling automaker Hudson Motor Cars launch its new low-price vehicle, the Terraplane.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2yX83mJ-Wmk [1:59] Published on Sep 17, 2009

    lots more newsreel footage to be found on YouTube
    http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=amelia+earhart+newsreel


    Movies  &  Television
    incomplete Amelia Earhart credits [25 titles since 1936] at Internet Movie Database
    credits for character 'Amelia Earhart' {30+ titles + video games} at Internet Movie Database

    "The Air Race" cartoon short [M.G.M. Oct 1933]
    Willie Whopper 'The Air Race' cartoon with Amelia Earhart  Teller of tall tales Willie Whopper wins the air race and gets a kiss from Amelia Earhart
    Produced & directed by Ub Iwerks • full credits at IMDb
    watch full low-res b&w cartoon [9/2010 upload; 7:26] online at Internet Archive

    "Wings In The Dark" feature film [Paramount Pictures Feb 1935]
    Wings In The Dark 1935 aviation adventure movie  An aviation innovator hopes to invent hardware for pilots to use under dangerous low-visibility conditions; after he loses his funding and is blinded in a lab accident, he meets an aviatrix who decides to help him . . . • Presented by Adolph Zukor; directed by James Flood; based on the story 'Eyes of the Eagle' by Nell Shipman & Philip D. Hurn, adapted by Jack Kirkland, Frank Partos, Dale Van Every, Earl H. Robinson; the Lockheed Vega airplane flown by Loy's character was then owned by Amelia Earhart; starring Myrna Loy, Cary Grant, Roscoe Karns, Hobart Cavanaugh, Dean Jagger, Russell Hopton, Matt McHugh, Graham McNamee, Eddie Baker, Hanley Andrews, Stanley Andrews, James P. Burtis, A.S. 'Pop' Byron, Alfred Delcambre, Hyman Fink, Sam Flint, Mabel Forrest, Peter Hancock, Allen Fox, Bert Hanlon, Samuel S. Hinds, Charles Hines, Harry Jordan, Arnold Korff, George MacQuarrie, Ottola Nesmith, George Reed, Henry Roquemore, J.B. Scott, Benjamin D. Sharpe, Antrim Short, Herb Watson, Duke York & Lightning the Dog
    Universal Vault Series b&w DVD-R [5/2014] for $14.98
    also available on the 5-movie "Cary Grant: Screen Legend Collection" {much better deal}
    Universal Studios Home Ent. b&w/color DVD set [11/2006] 3 disks for $17.95
    full credits at IMDbmovie entry at Wikipedia

    "Border Flight" [Paramount Pictures May 1936]
    title card for Border Flight 1936 aviation adventure movie  58-minute drama-romance about the U.S. Coast Guard's airborne division, with two flyers competing for a girl • Presented by Adolph Zukor; directed by Otho Lovering; written by Stuart Anthony, Arthur J. Beckhard & Ewing Scott; stunts by Frank Clarke & Paul Mantz; the Lockheed Vega airplane featured in the film was previously owned by Amelia Earhart; starring Frances Farmer, John Howard, Roscoe Karns, Robert Cummings, Grant Withers, Samuel S. Hinds, Donald Kirke, Matty Fain, Frank Faylen, Ted Oliver, Paul Barrett, Edgar Dearing, Eddie Dunn, Ralph Malone
    prints of the film exist but are rarely screened
    full credits at IMDbmovie entry at Wikipedia

    1936 "The Conquest of The Air" /tt0032354/

    "Flight For Freedom" [R.K.O. Radio Pictures Feb 1943]
    Flight For Freedom 1943 aviation adventure movie starring Rosalind Russell   Working title 'Stand To Die'; rumored to be based on a screenplay offered to R.K.O. by George Putnam; story obviously patterned after Amelia's life, with major non-historical changes; a female flyer planning a trip around the world is asked by the U.S. military to spy on Japanese military installations on islands in the South Pacific • Directed by Lothar Mendes; written by Oliver H.P. Garrett, S.K. Lauren, Jane Murfin & Horace McCoy; starring Rosalind Russell, Fred MacMurray, Herbert Marshall, Eduardo Ciannelli, Walter Kingsford, Stanley Andrews, Martin Ashe, Richard Bartell, Hugh Beaumont, Jack Carr, Jack Carrington, Jack Cheatham, Gino Corrado, James Craven, Joe Cunningham, Eddie Dew, Don Dillaway, James Eagles, Bruce Edwards, Kathleen Ellis, Edward Fielding, Charles Flynn, William Forrest, Bud Geary, Pat Gleason, Mary Halsey, Ariel Heath, Chet Huntley, Isabel La Mal, Shirley Lew, Richard Loo, Charles Lung, John J. Marvin, Matt McHugh, Malcolm 'Bud' McTaggart, Forbes Murray, Damian O'Flynn, John S. Peters, Gerald Pierce, Joey Ray, James Seay, George Sherwood, Edwin Stanley, Mary Treen, Theodore von Eltz, John Wald, Buddy Williams
    Warner Archive Collection b&w DVD [4/2015] for $14.81
    full credits at IMDbmovie entry at Wikipedia

    Rosalind Russell later reprised her role in a "Lux Hollywood Radio Theatre" broadcast on 20 September 1943, co-starring George Brent & Chester Morris
    listen to full radio broadcast [2/2017 upload; 59:45] online at YouTube

    "Woman Speaks: Volume 1, No. 3" educational short [1946] /tt0364123/

    "Transatlantic Hop" short [RKO Radio Pictures 1953] /tt4877504/ with Howard Hughes

    "Amelia Earhart" 30-minute episode [aired 1961] of Biography TV series [1961–1964] /tt0526012/

    "Amelia Earhart" [1976 TV movie] /tt0074132/ starring Susan Clark

    "In Search of... Amelia Earhart" [1977] /tt0894156/

    "Shadows and Light" video documentary [1980] /tt0146269/

    "Unsolved Mysteries Episode #3.8" [1990] /tt0737508/

    "The American Experience: Amelia Earhart - The Price of Courage" [Oct 1993] /tt1027235/
    https://www.amazon.com/American-Experience-Amelia-Earhart-Courage/dp/B00006ADEZ/ 2005
    https://www.amazon.com/American-Experience-Amelia-Earhart-Courage/dp/B000A0IKSO/
    https://www.amazon.com/Amelia-Earhart-Price-Courage-VHS/dp/6303074812/

    "Amelia Earhart: The Final Flight" TV movie [1994] /tt0109096/ with Diane Keaton
    https://www.amazon.com/Amelia-Earhart-Flight-Diane-Keaton/dp/B00DH345CQ/

    "Tokyo Rose: Victim of Propaganda" [1995] episode of Biography TV series /tt0397878/

    "Amelia Earhart" [1996] episode of Great Mysteries and Myths of the Twentieth Century TV series /tt0395391/

    "Heroines of the Sky" [c1996 Varied Directions Intl]
    produced by David Hoffman; written & directed by Emma Bufton, narrated by Alan Bleviss
    voices of Barbara Congdon & Emma Bufton + planned flight info at www.WorldFlight.org
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zv1Gqmio7Zg [27:39]

    "Witness to Yesterday: Amelia Earhart" episode [aired April 1998]
    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1609463/

    "The Mysteries of Amelia Earhart" TV movie (1998) /tt0270530/

    The 20th Century - A Moving Visual History 1999 TV miniseries  "The 20th Century: A Moving Visual History" documentary TV miniseries [Maljack Prodns 1999]
    "Includes nearly 13 hours of programming" • full credits at IMDb
    M.P.I. Home Video color/b&w DVD [5/2000] 2 disks for $49.99
    Narrated by Martin Aistrope, Marty Callaghan, Mark Caselberry, Peter Dean, Nicola Goelzhaeuser, Barbara Hartmann & Wendy Snider; featuring academics, activists & historians Gar Alperovitz, Col. Stepan Borozenets, Charles Branham, Jeff Chown, Robert Daniels, John Dower, Matthew Glover, Tom Gunning, Janet Hudson, Charles King, Thomas Knapp, Bob Koester, Friedrich V. Kratochnil, Dan LaBotz, Walter LaFeber, John Logue, Manning Marable, Elaine Tyler May, Philip Morrison, Richard Murphy, Victor Navasky, William Pelz, Thomas Reeves, Miles Richards, Margaret Rung, Edward Said, Robert Slayton, Richard Stacewicz, James Startt, Yuliy Tentser, James Weinstein, and Howard Zinn; with archive footage of Marian Anderson, Lauren Bacall, Rex Bell, Humphrey Bogart, Clara Bow, Enrico Caruso, Whittaker Chambers, Charles Chaplin, Winston Churchill,
    Georges Clemenceau, Michael Collins, Calvin Coolidge, Gary Cooper, Leon Czolgosz, Thomas E. Dewey, Joe DiMaggio, Amelia Earhart, Thomas A. Edison, Edward VIII (Duke of Windsor), Albert Einstein, Dwight D. Eisenhower, Clark Gable, Mohandas K. Gandhi, Lou Gehrig, Benny Goodman, Texas Guinan, Hermann Göring, Warren G. Harding, Bruno Richard Hauptmann, Alger Hiss, Alfred Hitchcock, Adolf Hitler, Herbert Hoover, J. Edgar Hoover, Kaiser Wilhelm II, Danny Kaye, Helen Keller, Joseph P. Kennedy, Laurel & Hardy, V.I. Lenin, John L. Lewis, Anne Morrow Lindbergh, Charles A. Lindbergh, David Lloyd George, Huey Long, Douglas MacArthur, Guglielmo Marconi, Robert R. McCormick, William McKinley, Benito Mussolini, Jawaharlal Nehru, Richard Nixon, Jesse Owens, Philippe Pétain, Eddie Rickenbacker, Branch Rickey, Jackie Robinson, John D. Rockefeller, Will Rogers, Erwin Rommel, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Theodore Roosevelt, Babe Ruth, Max Schmel-ing, George Bernard Shaw, Joseph Stalin, James Stewart, Billy Sunday, William Howard Taft, Shirley Temple, Leon Trotsky, Harry S. Truman, Tsar Nicholas II, Orson Welles, Mae West, Woodrow Wilson, Walter Winchell, Orville & Wilbur Wright, and Mao Zedong

    portrayed by Lucy Taylor in "The Wonderful World of Disney" episode "Child Star: The Shirley Temple Story" [2001] /tt0233274/

    pilot for the "Star Trek: Enterprise" TV series [2001-2005]
    "Broken Bow: Part 1" episode (Sept 2001) /tt0286610/
    "Broken Bow: Part 2" episode (Oct 2001) /tt0572184/
    Archive footage of Amelia is incidental to the plot, with no mention on the Wikipedia plot summary;
    a novelization of the episode, written by Diane Carey, was published in 2001.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Broken_Bow_(Star_Trek:_Enterprise)

    American Masters Mary Pickford special from P.B.S.  "American Masters: Mary Pickford" [P.B.S./WGBH-TV April 2005]
    Written & directed by Sue Williams; narrated by Laura Linney; featuring rchive footage of David Belasco, Amelia Earhart, Douglas Fairbanks, D.W. Griffith, Ernst Lubitsch, Walter Mirisch, Owen Moore, Jack Pickford, Lottie Pickford, Mary Pickford, Charles 'Buddy' Rogers, Charlotte Smith & Adolph Zukor; modern interviewees include Tino Balio, Kevin Brownlow, Scott Eyman & Eileen Whitfield
    P.B.S. Home Video color/b&w DVD [9/2005] for $19.99
    full credits at IMDbP.B.S. official movie site

    "Biography - Amelia Earhart2005
    https://www.amazon.com/Biography-Amelia-Earhart-DVD-Archives/dp/B0007WFUPQ/

    Mary Pickford, The Muse of the Movies docufilm  "Mary Pickford: The Muse of The Movies" [Earthlight / White Castle 2008]
    102-minute docufilm co-produced by Elizabeth Wood Coldicutt; co-produced, directed & edited by Nicholas Eliopoulos; written by Janelle Balnicke; narrated by Michael York & Mary Pickford; featuring archive footage of Charlie Chaplin, Amelia Earhart, Douglas Fairbanks, Douglas Fairbanks, Jr., Lillian Gish, D.W. Griffith, Mary Pickford, Charles 'Buddy' Rogers & Mack Sennett
    DVD/Blu-ray not available • full credits at IMDbofficial movie site

    "Where's Amelia Earhart? 2009
    https://www.amazon.com/Wheres-Amelia-Earhart-National-Geographic/dp/B002DY9KUM/

    "Night At The Museum 2: Battle of The Smithsonian" [Fox May 2009]
    Night At The Museum 2    text
    cast Ben Stiller Amy Adams {as Amelia Earhart} https://www.amazon.com/Night-Museum-Smithsonian-Three-Disc-Blu-ray/dp/B001PR0Y4O/
    Fox widescreen color Blu-ray [11/2014] 2 disks for $10.53
    Fox widescreen color DVD [12/2009] for $4.00
    full credits at IMDb

    "Amelia" [Avalon/Fox Searchlight Oct 2009]
    2009 Amelia Earhart movie poster  Amelia Earhart followed her dream of flying, from becoming the first woman to fly across the Atlantic to her attempt to be the first woman to fly around the world. Her tragic disappearance over the South Pacific in July 1937 cemented the legend that she wanted to become. • Co-produced by Ronald Bass, Hilary Swank & others; directed by Mira Nair; written by Ronald Bass & Anna Hamilton Phelan, officially based on two books; starring Hilary Swank, Richard Gere, Ewan McGregor, Mia Wasikowska, Christopher Eccleston, Joe Anderson, Cherry Jones, Virginia Madsen, Aaron Abrams, Mark Caven, Dylan Roberts & William Cuddy {as Gore Vidal}
    Fox widescreen color Blu-ray [2/2010] 2 disks for $26.49
    Fox widescreen color DVD [2/2010] for $17.49
    full credits from IMDbofficial movie site
    Gabriel Yared soundtrack CD from Varese Records [11/2009] for $10.88
    Sound of Wings biography of Amelia Earhart by Mary S. Lovell  
    "The Sound of Wings: The Life of Amelia Earhart" [1989]
    by Mary S. Lovell

    Kindle Edition from St. Martin's/Macmillan [2/2014] for $7.99
    St. Martin's Griffin 9x6 pb [9/2009] for $12.23
    St. Martin's Griffin 8¾x5¾ pb [2/91] out of print/many used
    St. Martins Press 8½x6 hardcover [10/89] out of print/200+ used
    East to the Dawn biography of Amelia Earhart by Susan Butler  "East To The Dawn: The Life of Amelia Earhart" [1997]
    by Susan Butler

    Kindle Edition from Da Capo/Hachette [8/2009] for $9.99
    Da Capo Press 8¾x6 movie tie-in pb [8/2009] for $10.85
    Da Capo Press 8¾x6 pb [5/99] for $17.95
    Da Capo Press 8¾x6½ hardcover [10/97] out of print/80+ used

    The Lost Journey of Amelia Earhart [CBS-TV 2009]
    Kimberly Dozier retraces her fateful journey in search of what really happened. Published on Oct 18, 2009

    "Amelia Earhart" [2010]
    https://www.amazon.com/Amelia-Earhart-Worldwide-Media-Organization/dp/B003ANP8CY/

    "Finding Amelia" TV documentary [2010] /tt1804523/

    "Biography: Amelia Earhart - Queen of the Air" [2010]
    https://www.amazon.com/Biography-Amelia-Earhart-Queen-Air/dp/B002PTVMWE/

    "Breaking Through the Clouds: The First Women's National Air Derby [2010]
    Pancho Barnes (Actor), Amelia Earhart (Actor)
    https://www.amazon.com/Breaking-Through-Clouds-Womens-National/dp/B00GB3TSQM/

    "Following Amelia Earhart: Heroines of the Sky2012
    https://www.amazon.com/Following-Amelia-Earhart-Heroines-Sky/dp/B0006MXD7E/

    "Amelia Earhart's Last Photo Shoot" [indep July 2015]
    Amelia Earhart's Last Photo Shoot book by Nicole Swinford  The film was released in July 2015 by The Paragon Agency publishing house, along with an 80-page book of the same name that documents a journey that ended tragically short of the finish line when Amelia Earhart's plane vanished somewhere in the South Pacific Ocean. • Book by Nicole Swinford, still photographs by Albert Bresnik, home movies by Bresnik's brother • Earhart's first attempt at a flight around the world (westward) in March 1937 ended with a crash landing in Hawai'i; her airplane was shipped to Lockheed Burbank and repaired; a second photo shoot took place in May that shows major modification to equipment in the cockpit and radio bay; the second attempt (eastward) began June First from Miami, Florida; the plane disappeared on July 2nd.
    printed book and-or the film on DVD available at publisher website only
    Kindle Edition from The Paragon Agency [6/2015] for $9.99
    watch clips from the May 1937 footage [2:38] at YouTube

    "Amelia Earhart: The Lost Evidence" [History Now July 2017]  7/2017
    title card for History Channel's 'Amelia Earhart The Lost Evidence' 2017 TV special   2-hour color and b&w documentary based on the photograph found after 80 years that was mis-filed at the National Archives • hard to list cast and crew with neither IMDb nor Wikipedia data, but former F.B.I. official Shawn Henry is visibly involved
    DVD/Blu-ray not yet available •
    no entry at IMDb • official movie site • no entry at Wikipedia
    watch 7/2017 official trailer [1:42] at YouTube
    watch July 5 N.B.C. News segment with Tom Costello [6:24] at YouTube



    Stageplays, Other Media

    satirical song 'When Amelia Earhart Circles The Globe' [1959]

    Smash Flops novelty album on vinyl & CD  "Smash Flops: A Collection of Ill-timed Songs" novelty album [1959] sung by The Characters; music performed by Ray Henderson; songs by Dick Sherman & Milt LarsenTRM's original album fansite
    the original album contains 12 songs; there are seven songs that are included in both versions: 'Bon Voyage, Titanic'; 'When The Hindenburg Lands Today'; 'Confederate Victory Song'; 'Columbus, You Big Bag of Steam'; 'We're Depend-ing On You, General Custer'; 'Congratulations, Tom Dewey'; and 'Good Job, Well Done, Neville Chamberlain'; there are five songs included only on the original vinyl album: 'I Wish I Was In Chicago (On St. Valentine's Day)'; 'There'll Always Be Forty-Eight States In The U.S.A.'; 'When Amelia Earhart Flies Home'; 'Little Rock, That All-American Town'; and 'Sleepy Cape Canaveral Moon'
    Pip Records original vinyl [1959] 12 songs - out of prodn/scarce
    Pip Records original vinyl [1959] 12 songs - out of prodn/scarce
    Amazon reviewer reports that the CD album has different voices (pitched higher) with some lyrics being offensive; includes seven songs from the original, plus nine new songs, for a total of sixteen: 'Keep Your Eye On Our Guy, Wiley Post'; 'Crazy George Washington'; 'The Spruce Goose'; 'Make Way For The Tucker' (Hot Version) and (Cool Version); 'The Susan B. Anthony Dollar'; 'The True Legend of Jesse James'; 'The Second Man Theme'; and 'The Berlin Wall'
    The Orchard remake music CD [3/2000] 16 songs - out of prodn/used


    Image  Gallery

    detail of 80-year-old photograph of Jaluit Harbor in 1937
    This is a cropped version of the photograph discovered mis-filed in the National Archives in 2017 that caused a ruckus among fans of Amelia Earhart (and fans of conspiracy theories) and is the basis for the History Channel TV special that aired on 9 July 2017. The leftmost figure on the dock is said to be Fred Noonan (based on his widow's peak haircut); the figure seated with back to camera is said to be Amelia Earhart (wearing a white t-shirt). The most telling object, however, is the aircraft being towed on a barge at the very, very right of the photo: people can be mis‑identified (especially in such a blurry photo), but a damaged aircraft of that specific size and shape in the South Pacific in 1937 is absolutely rare and unique.
    Click here for the full photograph, slightly reduced in size: click here for photograph (in a new window)


                              

    Amelia's Airplanes & Automobiles

    Amelia's early training flights in 1921 were in a war surplus Curtiss JN-4C 'Canuck' aircraft owned by Neta Snook      click here for photograph (in a new window)

    purchased first airplane in 1921 - bright yellow Kinner Airster 3-cylinder biplane nicknamed the 'Canary'   click here for photograph (in a new window)

    Amelia purchased her first automobile - a 1923 Kissel 'Gold Bug' Speedster - and drove her mother cross-country, from Los Angeles to Canada to Boston   click here for photograph (in a new window)
    - in six weeks! • purchased mid-1924, sold 1929, now on indoor display at the Forney Museum of Transportation in Denver, Colorado

    'Friendship', a Fokker F.VIIb trimotor tail #NX4204 monoplane with pontoons   click here for photograph (in a new window)
    flown by two men with Amelia as log-keeper & passenger from Newfoundland to Wales in June 1928

    non-radial engine Avro Avian biplane tail #7083 purchased July 1928, sold July 1929 {scrapped 1936}   click here for photograph (in a new window)

    1925 Call Tech Merrill-type 5-cylinder radial-engine C.I.T. 9 biplane purchased in 1928   click here for photograph (in a new window)

    bright red Lockheed Vega 5B monoplane tail #NR7952 purchased in 1930 and nicknamed it her 'Little Red Bus'   click here for photograph (in a new window)
    on indoor display at the National Air & Space Museum in Washington, DC

    at least three Pitcairn PCA-2 autogiro aircraft, on contract to Beech-Nut Gum from May thru December 1931      click here for photograph (in a new window)
    article on the Miller-Earhart flights of the Pitcairn autogiro

    1932 Hudson Terraplane roadster   click here for photograph (in a new window)

    bright red 1931 Lockheed Vega 5B Hi-speed Special monoplane tail #NC965Y was purchased in December 1934.   click here for photograph (in a new window)
    sold to Paul Mantz in September 1935; appeared in two Paramount Pictures in 1935 & 1936; changed hands twice, then lost in a hangar fire in August 1943

    custom-built 1936 silver-metal twin-engine Lockheed Electra L10-E tail #NR16020   click here for photograph (in a new window)

    1937 Cord Cabriolet roadster   click here for photograph (in a new window)


    Family & Friends & Colleagues
    Amelia Mary Earhart was born in Atchison, Kansas in July 1897; after setting many aviation records during a career of only 9 years,
    she disappeared in the South Pacific Ocean in July 1937 and was declared legally dead in January 1939.

    father Samuel 'Edwin' Stanton Earhart [1867-1930]
    mother Amelia 'Amy' Otis Earhart [1869-1962]
    sister Grace Muriel 'Pidge' Earhart [1899-1998]

    husband George Palmer 'G.P.' Putnam [1887-1950] - married 2/1931, widowed 1/39
    stepson David Binney Putnam [1913-92]
    stepson George Palmer Putnam, Jr. [1921-2013]


    pioneer aviatrix Neta Snook [1896-1991]
    gave flying lessons to Amelia Earhart at Kinner Field during 1921  click here for photograph (in a new window)

    pilot Wilmer Stultz [1900-29] of the 1928 'Friendship' expedition
    copilot/mechanic Louis Gordon [] of the 1928 'Friendship' expedition

    trainer & Hollywood stunt pilot Paul Mantz [1903-65]   click here for photograph (in a new window)
    Hollywood Pilot Paul Mantz paperback cover  
    "Hollywood Pilot: The Biography of Paul Mantz" [1967]
    by Don Dwiggins, Foreword by Lowell Thomas

    Doubleday 8¼x5½ hardcover [1967] out of print/used

    navigator Fred Noonan []


    L i n k s
    official Amelia Earhart website
    Amelia Earhart entry at Wikipedia
    browse Amelia Earhart Store {seven titles} at Amazon
    search books on keywords 'Amelia Earhart' {returns 52 titles} at Amazon
    incomplete Amelia Earhart credits [25 titles since 1936] at Internet Movie Database

    Amelia Earhart Elementary School, 3280 So. Ninth Street in Lafayette, Indiana
    Earhart Elementary-Middle School, 1000 Scotten Street in Detroit Michigan
    The Amelia Earhart Centre, a small museum at Culmore, north of Derry, Northern Ireland

    Spirit of America Bookstore's 'A History of Aviation' Pages


    here on the Amelia Earhart [1897-1937] Page at Spirit of America Bookstore

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