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Description: Early American Airways promotional demo film (1920’s) with audio and twin engine Curtiss Condor airplanes showing plane interiors and passengers, airport facilities, pilots and cockpit, map with destinations at that time, chart showing passenger growth from 1928 to 1933, plane flying and HAs over cities.
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Clip #: TFA-41A
Length: 21:40
Year: 1933
Color: B/W
Sound: Sound
Library: TFA Network
Decade: 1930s
Subject: Air Travel
Original: 16mm
16:01:26 - 16:06:42 >>> POV American Airways two engine Curtis Condor flying. MS peoples’ legs and feet walking on crowded sidewalk, an American Airways store front, men making reservation at hotel desk, at Western Union store, actress calling in reservation, business man calling, passengers into American Airways limo to go to airport, at check in desk, suitcase being weighed, pilot showing flight lines map, Condor leaving terminal. HA Montreal, shepherd with sheep in New Mexico, LS custom house in Boston, HA orange groves and shot Spanish Mission in California, HA people riding horseback thru Cactus National Park in Phoenix, PAN Chicago from water, loading cotton bales in Memphis, HA PANs Fort Worth and Dallas and St. Louis and Cleveland and shots in Washington, D.C 16:06:42 - 16:11:14 >>> . People boarding Condor, ground crews servicing line of Condors at airport, pilot getting instruction in operations room, loading mail into nose baggage compartment, CU loudspeaker announcing board plane, people boarding, POV inside as passenger enter and take seats, actress poses for photo on plane steps, pilot in cockpit calling on radio, stewardess adjusts man’s seat to recline, three step stairway to plane hand rolled away, actress waves from window, good shot as plane accelerates toward camera and takes off, POV inside plane. 16:11:18 - 16:18:34 >>> POV inside cabin as stewardess hands out newspapers, POV window over Chicago, man with pillow, man writing, reading lights and ventilators, man lighting cigarette and using ash tray, HA steel mills in Gary, man at drinking water fountain, shot washroom, POV instrument panel of the time, pilot calling in position, map, stewardess preparing food tray, good shots propellers turning, POV window to clouds under plane, CU food tray, man distributes cigars, POV Condor flying over city, HA Detroit, people deplane and others get on, plane takes off going away from camera. Flight map, cartoon plane moving from Detroit to Buffalo, HA canal, demo radio waves guiding plane, good HAs Niagara Falls. 16:18:36 - 16:22:38 >>> Condors at Buffalo airport, POV stewardess and passengers in cabin, HA homes below, map cartoon airplane flying, HA Delaware Water Gap. Demo showing 2,651 passengers in 1928 and 120,000 estimated in 1933. Comparing a lighthouse beacon with airport beacon, HA over Manhattan Island, New York, people deplaning at night in new York airport, HA Times Square at night, man going to bed in hotel room. Plane flying around globe, American Airlines logo. Shots of American Airlines Douglass DC-7 taking off and landing.

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