Unseen film taken days before Amelia Earhart’s tragic flight in 1937 was discovered sitting on a shelf on a house, Associated Press, reports.
The film was shot of Amelia Earhart in Burbank California days before her last flight. The son of the photographer who took her last pics discovered it. “I didn’t even know what was on the film until my dad died and I took it home and watched it,” John Bresnik told AP. “It just always sat it in a plain box on a shelf in his office, and on the outside it said, ‘Amelia Earhart, Burbank Airport, 1937.'”
The film, “Amelia Earhart’s Last Photo Shoot,” is being released this month by The Paragon Agency publishing house, along with an 80-page book of the same name that documents a journey that ended tragically short of the finish line when Earhart’s plane vanished somewhere over the Pacific Ocean.
Amelia Earhart was a pioneer, author and first female aviator to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean. She set records, wrote best-selling books about her flying experiences and was instrumental in the formation of The Ninety-Nines, an organization for female pilots. She counseled women on careers and helped inspire others with her love for aviation. She was also a member of the National Woman’s Party, and an early supporter of the Equal Rights Amendment.