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  • Biography: Amelia Earhart - Queen of the Air - DVD

    Type: Event | Date: Tuesday, Jan 26, 2010

    What really happened to Amelia Earhart? Join the award winning Biography series in their search for the truth. Earhart became the first female pilot to complete a solo flight across the Atlantic Ocean (the first person to succeed since Charles Lindburgh's legendary flight in 1927). Earhart saw her first plane as a young girl at the 1908 Iowa State Fair in Des Moines, Iowa, but flying would not spark her interest until many years later. After her parents' separation in 1914, Earhart traveled to Chicago with her mother and sister, Muriel. From there, Earhart traveled to Toronto, Canada, where she trained and worked as a nurses' aide for the duration of World War I. By 1920, she had purchased her first plane and taken her first solo flight. Earhart became the first woman to fly across the Atlantic Ocean in 1928, as a passenger. Earhart's subsequent solo flight across the Atlantic in 1932 set a record for speed. In 1937 she embarked on an equatorial world trip, hoping to be the first woman to successfully circumnavigate the world. Radio contact with the U.S. Coast Guard off of Howland Island, her next stop in the Pacific, was made on several occasions, but Earhart apparently could not hear any of the coast guard's replies. Several extensive searches for Earhart's plane revealed nothing and the incident remains unsolved. Using archival footage, Biography tries to piece together some answers. ~ John Patrick Sheehan, All Movie Guide
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    Amelia

    Type: Event | Date: Friday, Oct 23, 2009

    Hilary Swank portrays Amelia Earhart, the famed pilot who mysteriously disappeared during her attempt to fly solo around the world.
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    Exclusive: Hilary Swank in a brand new image from 'Amelia'

    Type: Post | Date: Thursday, Aug 13, 2009

    Oscar Contender: Can Swank fly away with a third statue?
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    D23: Brad Bird and Damon Lindelof add to the mystery surrounding 'Tomorrowland"

    Type: Article | Date: Saturday, Aug 10, 2013

    What do George Clooney, Walt Disney and Jules Verne have in common?
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    TOLDJA! Diane Keaton heads to HBO as 'Tilda'

    Type: Article | Date: Tuesday, Apr 13, 2010

    Oscar winner readying for online blogger pilot
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    Oscar Watch: Anna Kendrick honored, but not for 'Twilight'

    Type: Post | Date: Wednesday, Oct 14, 2009

    Plus: Hilary Swank gets love, 'A Single Man' closes AFI and more
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    Celebrating seven seasons of '30 Rock'

    Type: Post | Date: Wednesday, Jan 30, 2013

    A look back at one of the best comedies ever on television, about television
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    Politics and Hollywood collide at 'Night of Museum' D.C. Premiere

    Type: Article | Date: Thursday, May 14, 2009

    'Battle of the Smithsonian' debuts at National Air and Space Museum
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    Oscar Watch: Matt Damon's 'Invictus' gets a poster and 'Amelia' can't fly

    Type: Post | Date: Friday, Oct 23, 2009

    Are critics being overly harsh to Hilary Swank's passion project?
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    Hanks as Disney, 'Muppets Most Wanted,' Jolie's 'Maleficent,' and Marvel all shine at D23

    Type: Post | Date: Saturday, Aug 10, 2013

    Plus Lindelof and Bird tease 'Tomorrowland' and 'Star Wars' sits it out
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