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Sky Patrol 1938: Universal Newsreel Aviation Stories by Phillip W. Stewart

Sky Patrol 1938: Universal Newsreel Aviation Stories

by Phillip W. Stewart

144 pages
1938-a year of aerial exploits! Dare-devils, new designs, records, wrong ways, crashes, war, and flight 'round the world. And the newsreels were there! Sky Patrol 1938 examines these and many other aviation topics released by Universal Newsreel. Sky Patrol 1938; the next best thing to watching the films themselves.

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Category: History
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About the Book
Those of us, who are fascinated by 1930’s aviation, study the decade primarily through the written word and photographs. If we’re lucky, we get to see a favorite vintage airplane at an air show, beautifully restored and oozing vast amounts of art deco ambiance. However, there is another resource—the MCA/Universal Newsreel Library Collection preserved within the U.S. National Archives. Unfortunately, most aviation enthusiasts and historians are unaware of this treasure trove. Sky Patrol 1938 details 89 aviation stories that provide a unique written record of the year’s celluloid documentation of our aeronautical heritage. Related catalog cards, paper documents, microfilm records, and film reels, were methodically examined. The resulting information: title, story line, narration script, word picture action, and cameraman and historical notes, provides a comprehensive rundown for each 1938 aviation title. Featured stories were selected because of their dominate aviation content and/or historical significance, and are presented in the order they were originally released. Sky Patrol offers useful and practical information about aviation, aircraft, people, and the aeronautical events of 1938, as seen through the motion picture camera lens of the Universal Newsreel.


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About the Author
Phillip W. Stewart Mr. Stewart is an award winning author of ten books and as many articles. He is the recipient of the J. Franklin Jameson Archival Advocacy Award given by the Society of American Archivists for his work promoting motion picture film preservation and research at the National Archives. Mr. Stewart was born and raised in southern California. He joined the U.S. Air Force where he spent the next 21 years involved in television production and multimedia management. In subsequent years, Mr. Stewart owned a video production company in California; worked as a producer-director in Arizona; managed a cable channel in Michigan, supervised a media operation in New Jersey, and oversaw a large multimedia facility in Florida. He now lives semi-quietly with his wife and cat, along the Emerald Coast.



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