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Brief film taken before Earhart's last flight surfaces

Brief film taken before Amelia Earhart's last flight surfaces nearly 80 years later

Brief film taken before Earhart's last flight surfaces

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Preparing to launch her star-crossed attempt to become the first woman to fly around the world, Amelia Earhart brought her personal photographer to a California airport in 1937 to document the journey's beginning.

Several still photographs were taken by Al Bresnik, some likely seen by millions in the years since Earhart's plane vanished over the Pacific Ocean weeks later.

Bresnik's brother, John, however, made a grainy 3.5-minute home movie almost nobody has seen -- until now.

The film, titled "Amelia Earhart's Last Photo Shoot," is being released by The Paragon Agency publishing house, along with an 80-page book carrying a day-by-day description of Earhart's journey.

The book's publisher and author believe it is the final film heralding her departure from California on that final journey.

Updated : 2021-09-18 04:45 GMT+08:00