For Amelia Earhart

Narrated by
Kathy Bates

Written, Produced, and Directed by
Nancy Porter

Jane Feinberg

Edited by
Jeanne Jordan

Associate Producer
Melanie Perkins

Michael Bacon

Peter Hoving
Michael Chin
Bill Mills
Jeri Sopanen

Assistant Camera
William B. McCullough
Hilary Morgan
Poly Veitzer
Marika Hoving
Brett Wiley
Richard Nez

G. John Garrett
Paul Rusnak
Sara Chin
Anne E. Evans
Joe Del Sordo

Historical Advisors
Tom D. Crouch
Claudia M. Oakes
Joe Corn

Archival Consultant
Carter Harrison

Additional Archival Research
Russ Matthews
L. Ryan Musgrave

Production Assistant
Jennifer Waldron

Production Intern
Sheila J. Burnham

Additional Photography
Jeffrey Dunn Studios
David Umberger

Film Laboratory
Medallion PFA Film & Video

Stills Animation
Ralph Pitre, NVI, Inc.

Post Production
Dave Allen, Multivision
Julia Dixon Eddy

Sound Editing and Mix
Heartpunch Studios
Greg McCleary
Geof Thurber

Alison Kennedy

Narration Record
Woodholly Studios

Archival Footage from
Archive Films, Inc.
Experimental Aircraft Association
International Creative Exchange
National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution
Petrified Films, Inc.
Reuters Television Library
Sherman Grinberg Film Libraries, Inc.
TWA Archives
Fox Movietonews
UCLA Film and Television Archive
University of South Carolina
The WPA Film Library

Still Photographs from
Purdue University Library, Special Collections
The Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe College
Seaver Center, Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County
National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution
AP/Wide World Photos
Experimental Aircraft Association
Explorer’s Club
International Women’s Air and Space Museum
Kansas State Historical Society
Library of Congress
National Archives
John Underwood
University of Wyoming, American Heritage Center
UPI/Bettmann Archive

Still Photographs Courtesy of
Marcia Canavello
Harvey Christen
Raymond and Joan Eisenhardt
Margaret Haviland Lewis
Lockheed Corporation
Elgen and Marie Long
Mary Lovell
The San Francisco Chronicle
Frank Stewart

Special Thanks
The Faculty, Staff and Students of Purdue University
Pat Thaden Webb
Albert L. Bresnik
The Kinner Hunter Family
Carol Osborne
Santa Clara Community Recreation Center
Ruth Vanderford
The Record Finder
Sounds Recordings Archives, Bowling Green State University
CF Video
Arnolds Archives
Bruce Paulson
Bob Levy
Jeannette Torci

Archival Music
“Come Josephine in my Flying Machine”
Written by Alfred Bryan and Fred Fisher
Published by Shapiro, Bernstein & Co., Inc.
Performed by Blanche Ring
Victor Label 60032

“Our American Girl”
Written by Jimmy McHugh and Irving Mills
Used by permission of Mills Music, Inc. and Ireneadele Publishing Company
Performed by Vernon Dalhart
Courtesy of Columbia Records, by arrangement with Sony Music

Additional Funding
The Purdue Research Foundation
Kansas Humanities Council


Post Production
Vanessa Ezersky
Glenn Fukushima
Greg Shea

Series Designer
Alison Kennedy

On-line Editors
Spencer Gentry
Mark Steele

Sound Mix
John Jenkins

Production Manager
Nancy Sherman

Molly Jacobs

Jay Fialkov
Janice Flood
Maureen Jordan
Scott Kardel

Project Administration
Susana Fernandes
Pamela Gaudiano
Tory Starr

Marketing and Communications
Sean Cleary
Jen Holmes
Patrick Ramirez

Project Manager
Lauren Prestileo

Series Manager
James E. Dunford

Coordinating Producer
Susan Mottau

Senior Editor
Paul Taylor

Series Producer
Susan Bellows

Senior Producer
Sharon Grimberg

Executive Producer
Mark Samels

A Nancy Porter Productions film for AMERICAN EXPERIENCE

(c) 1993 WGBH Educational Foundation
All rights reserved.

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