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Newly discovered film of legendary aviator Amelia Earhart unearthed

In our NewsHour Shares video of the day, long lost footage of aviation trailblazer Amelia Earhart has resurfaced in conjunction with the release of a new book, “Amelia Earhart’s Last Photo Shoot.” The three-minute recording is believed to be the final film of Earhart before her plane disappeared during an attempt to fly around the world.

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  • JUDY WOODRUFF:

    Finally, our "NewsHour" Shares of the day, something that caught our eye which might be of interest to you too.

    Tonight, it`s newly discovered footage of aviator Amelia Earhart, film that is believed to be the final film recorded of her before her plane disappeared and likely crashed into the South Pacific. In the spring of 1937, this film was taken of Earhart at small airport in Southern California. Shot with a .16-millimeter camera, the film shows a casually dressed and relaxed Earhart walking around and climbing aboard her plane.

    That day, her personal photographer, Albert Bresnick, snapped these famous photos. At the same time, Bresnick`s brother shot the grainy film, and the Bresnicks kept the film privately at their home for nearly eight decades. Now the three-minute-long film is being released along with a new book called "Amelia Earhart`s Last Photo Shoot."

    The first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic, Earhart attempted to fly around the world with her navigator, Fred Noonan. But their plane disappeared on July 2, 1937, without a trace.

  • Editor’s Note:

    We incorrectly stated that Amelia Earhart's plane disappeared in 1947; it was actually 1937.

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