Hollywood takes flight

SEATTLE — Just in time for the 2014 Oscar nominations, on Jan. 11 aviation movie expert and author Mark Carlson will lead a presentation based upon his book, “Flying on Film: A Century of Aviation in the Movies, 1912-2012″ at the Museum of Flight.

His decades-long devotion to aviation movies has given him access and insights into the people who lived the world of airplanes and the movies.

Image: The Museum of Flight's 1931 Gee Bee Z Super Sportster race plane reproduction was flown in the Disney movie, "The Rocketeer." Ted Huetter/The Museum of Flight, Seattle.

The Museum’s 1931 Gee Bee Z Super Sportster race plane reproduction was flown in the Disney movie, “The Rocketeer.” Photo by Ted Huetter/The Museum of Flight

Topics during the 2:30 p.m. program include Hollywood special effects from the earliest aerial photography to today’s digital realm.

The lecture is free with admission to the museum.

Carlson will have a dialogue with the audience after his program, followed by a free book signing in the Museum lobby.

For more information: MuseumOfFlight.org 

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