Aircraft Saturday at Planes of Fame 
Friday, July 14, 2017 at 1:21PM
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          SPECIAL PRESENTATION
SAT. JULY 22nd, 2017
 
‘WWI and Early Aircraft’    
Featuring William Wellman Jr.
(Son of Legendary Director ‘Wild Bill’ Wellman)
Presentations by Planes of Fame Docents
SEE THE MASTERFULLY RESTORED FILM ‘WINGS’!

Special Presentation: WWI & Early AircraftSaturday July 22nd 2017

This special program will explore the events of the Great War leading up to America’s involvement and discuss American participation – from the early volunteers serving in the French Lafayette Escadrille and Lafayette Flying Corps to American Signal Corps and U.S. Naval Aviation squadrons.
Members of the Docent team will present an overview of the Great War, provide insight into the role of aviation and the types of aircraft deployed and developed.
William Wellman Jr. (Son of ‘Wings’ Director ‘Wild Bill’ Wellman) will give a presentation and present a viewing of the masterfully restored film ‘WINGS’ after the presentation.
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William Wellman
Author and Actor William Wellman Jr.
Bill’s presentation will center around the production of “Wings,” a massive undertaking even by today’s standards. The film employed 3,500 actors, 65 pilots and 165 aircraft. It featured leading actors of the time – Charles “Buddy” Rogers, William Arlen, and Clara Bow and introduced a young Gary Cooper in a role that launched his career. The film took a year to complete, but when it was released it turned out to be one of the most financially successful silent pictures ever. READ MORE…
 
See the movie ‘WINGS’ 
Immediately following the presentations, the masterfully restored film, “Wings” will be shown. Come experience the film in its full glory! Note:A nominal donation of $5.00 is asked to help defray the costs of license fees for the film. Popcorn and soda will be provided. READ MORE…
 
 
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Save the Date: Saturday November 18th 2017
The 11th Annual Planes of Fame Air Museum
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