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United States Air Force Training and Documentary Film Collection

Creator:
United States. Air Force  Search this
Extent:
366.64 Cubic feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Motion pictures (visual works)
Videotapes
Magnetic tapes
Scripts (documents)
Date:
bulk 1930-1966
Scope and Contents:
his collection consists of 2,295 rolls 35mm film, 1,914 rolls of 16mm film, 17 rolls of 17.5mm magnetic sound track, and 12 U-Matic video tapes. The collection contains training films and documentary footage. Typically, the training film sets contain all of the preprint material such as the A and B rolls, the separate sound track, and an answer or composite print. In a few cases there are additional Spanish and Vietnamese narration tracks. The documentary footage typically includes camera original negative and a print or a cameral original reversal only. Most of the documentary footage is silent. This collection also contains six record center boxes of documents relating to the production of the films including contracts, scripts, shipping lists, and other documents. The paper files also contain one copy of the index cards used to catalogue the film.
Biographical / Historical:
Norton Air Force Base, California housed the Department of Defense Motion Media Depository until the 1980s when a new facility was planned at March Air Force Base, California. As part of the move to the new facility, many of the items in the depository were to be disposed of by offering them first to the originating agency and then to the National Archives and Record Administration (NARA). Items deemed obsolete and not wanted by either the originating agency or NARA were offered to the National Air and Space Museum (NASM). NASM selected a number of the films based on collection criteria in place at the time of the donation
Provenance:
Department of Defense Motion Media Depository, Gift, 1986
Restrictions:
No restrictions on access.
Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests
Topic:
Aeronautics, Military  Search this
Flight in motion pictures  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
Genre/Form:
Motion pictures (visual works)
Videotapes
Magnetic tapes
Scripts (documents)
Citation:
United States Air Force Training and Documentary Film Collection , Accession 1986-0164, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.1986.0164
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-1986-0164

IMAX Productions

Topic:
To Fly! (Motion picture : 1976)
The Dream is Alive (Motion picture : 1985)
Flyers (Motion picture : 1982)
Creator::
National Air and Space Museum  Search this
Extent:
0.58 cu. ft. (1 tall document box)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Videodiscs
Place:
Outer space
Date:
1990-1991
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of laserdisc versions of films produced for the National Air and Space Museum. The laserdisc versions were created by Lumivision Corporation from existing IMAX Corporation films. "To Fly!" celebrates the fulfillment of man's ancient dream of flight, chronicling man's successful attempt to overcome time and distance by conquering the sky. The original film was released in 1976 and presented by Conoco Inc. "The Dream is Alive" was the first large-format film to be shot on location in space and includes footage taken by astronauts on several space shuttle missions. The original film was released in 1985 and was funded by the Lockheed Corporation. "Flyers" tells the story of the coming of age of an inexperienced stunt pilot. The original film was released 1982 and presented by Conoco Inc.
Restrictions:
Restrictions pertaining to the use of these materials may apply (based on contracts/copyright). Access restrictions may also apply if viewing copies are not currently available. Viewing copies can be made for a fee. Contact reference staff for details.
Topic:
Museums -- Educational aspects  Search this
Astronauts  Search this
Space shuttles  Search this
Stunt flying  Search this
Airplanes -- Piloting  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
Astronautics  Search this
Aeronautical museums  Search this
Astronautical museums  Search this
Flight in motion pictures  Search this
Aeronautics -- History  Search this
Astronautics -- History  Search this
Documentary films  Search this
Documentary videos  Search this
Motion pictures -- Production and direction  Search this
Video recordings -- Production and direction  Search this
Genre/Form:
Videodiscs
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 09-155, National Air and Space Museum, IMAX Productions
Identifier:
Accession 09-155
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IMAX Productions
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa09-155

The motion picture stunt pilots and Hollywood's classic aviation movies / by H. Hugh Wynne

Author:
Wynne, H. Hugh  Search this
Physical description:
viii, 184 p. : ill. ; 28 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Hollywood (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Date:
1987
Topic:
Flight in motion pictures  Search this
Stunt flying  Search this
Stunt performers  Search this
History  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_629610

Wings on the screen : pictorial history of air movies / Bertil Skogsberg ; translated from the Swedish by George Bisset

Author:
Skogsberg, Bertil  Search this
Physical description:
210 p. : ill. ; 29 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1981
C1981
Topic:
Flight in motion pictures  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_528349

Heavenly cinema : films about flying

Author:
Deutsche Lufthansa (1953- )  Search this
Physical description:
112 p. : ill., ports. ; 31 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1991
C1991
Topic:
Flight in motion pictures  Search this
Airplanes  Search this
Call number:
PN1995.9.F58 H44 1991
PN1995.9.F58H44 1991
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_439988

Samuel P. Langley Theater, National Air and Space Museum / [ text by Robert van der Linden]

Author:
Van der Linden, Robert  Search this
National Air and Space Museum Samuel P. Langley Theater  Search this
Subject:
National Air and Space Museum Samuel P. Langley Theater  Search this
Physical description:
31 p. : chiefly col. ill. ; 23 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1984
C1984
Topic:
Flight in motion pictures  Search this
Call number:
TL506.U62 W37 1984
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_452208

From the Wright brothers to Top gun : aviation, nationalism, and popular cinema / Michael Paris

Author:
Paris, Michael 1949-  Search this
Physical description:
218 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
1995
C1995
Topic:
Flight in motion pictures  Search this
War films--History and criticism  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_478808

Celluloid wings / by James H. Farmer

Author:
Farmer, James H  Search this
Physical description:
xiii, 369 p. : ill. ; 28 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1984
C1984
Topic:
Flight in motion pictures  Search this
Call number:
PN1995.9.F58F3 1984X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_316989

When Hollywood ruled the skies : the aviation film classics of World War II / Bruce W. Orriss

Author:
Orriss, Bruce W  Search this
Physical description:
viii, 219 p. : ill. ; 28 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1984
Topic:
Flight in motion pictures  Search this
World War, 1939-1945--Motion pictures and the war  Search this
Call number:
PN1995.9.F58 O75 1984
PN1995.9.F58O75 1984
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_211529

Broken wings : Hollywood's air crashes / by James H. Farmer

Author:
Farmer, James H  Search this
Physical description:
viii, 112 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 28 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
1984
C1984
Topic:
Flight in motion pictures  Search this
War films--History and criticism  Search this
Stunt performers  Search this
Women stunt performers  Search this
Call number:
PN1995.9.F58F29 1984X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_227748

Aviation in the cinema / by Stephen Pendo

Author:
Pendo, Stephen 1947-  Search this
Physical description:
viii, 402 p. : ill. ; 23 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1985
Topic:
Flight in motion pictures  Search this
World War, 1914-1918--Motion pictures and the war  Search this
World War, 1939-1945--Motion pictures and the war  Search this
Korean War, 1950-1953--Motion pictures and the war  Search this
Call number:
PN1995.9.F58P46 1985X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_239853

The spacesuit film : a history, 1918-1969 / Gary Westfahl ; foreword by Michael Cassutt

Author:
Westfahl, Gary  Search this
Physical description:
x, 361 p. : ill. ; 26 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
2012
C2012
Topic:
Science fiction films--History and criticism  Search this
Space flights in motion pictures  Search this
Outer space in motion pictures  Search this
Astronauts in motion pictures  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1000530

Flying on film : a century of aviation in the movies, 1912-2012 / Mark Carlson

Title:
Century of aviation in the movies, 1912-2012
Author:
Carlson, Mark  Search this
Physical description:
xxv, 383 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 26 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
2012
Topic:
Flight in motion pictures--History  Search this
Call number:
PN1995.9.F58 C37 2012
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1010454

Aviators in early Hollywood / Shawna Kelly

Author:
Kelly, Shawna  Search this
Physical description:
127 p. : ill ; 24 cm
Type:
Pictorial works
Place:
United States
Hollywood (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Date:
2008
C2008
Topic:
Flight in motion pictures  Search this
Stunt flying  Search this
Stunt performers  Search this
History  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_921621

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