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Accession 09-080

Smithsonian Institution. Office of Telecommunications

Productions, 1976, 1978-1979, 1986, 1992, undated

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: Smithsonian Institution. Office of Telecommunications
Title: Productions
Dates: 1976, 1978-1979, 1986, 1992, undated
Quantity: 1.38 cu. ft. (1 record storage box) (1 film box)
Collection: Accession 09-080
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

This accession consists of audiovisual materials created during the production of "Place of Dreams;" "Men of Greatness, Feats of Daring;" "Reunions: Memories of an American Experience;" "To Fly!;" "Uncovering the Earth;" and "Berlin Airlift." "Place of Dreams" features a close-up look at the National Air and Space Museum's unparalleled collection, displays from the museum's exhibit halls, early newsfilm of flight's pioneers, and vintage photographs. It serves as both a history of modern flight's sung and unsung heroes and a celebration of the museum building and its collections. The hour-long television program is hosted by Cliff Robertson and aired on the Public Broadcasting Service on December 13, 1978, the 75th anniversary of manned flight. "Men of Greatness, Feats of Daring" is a 7-minute film that most likely accompanied an exhibition at the National Air and Space Museum. "Reunions: Memories of an American Experience" features General James Harold Doolittle's early air racing experiences and visits with Gustav Tafel, homeopathic pharmaceutical manufacturer. Both men represent the creative drive and excellence of the American past. The 1979 production also features Burgess Meredith, Gerald R. Ford, Ronald Reagan, and Donald S. Lopez. "To Fly!" is a joint project between the IMAX Corporation and the National Air and Space Museum. It was first released in 1976 and then rereleased for its twentieth anniversary in 1996. "Uncovering the Earth" accompanied the National Air and Space Museum exhibit "Looking at Earth." A 5-minute video was first produced in 1986. In 1992, the film was redone and a 10-minute version replaced the original. "Berlin Airlift" was produced in 1984 and likely accompanied an exhibition. Also in this accession are materials related to the Air & Space Magazine. Materials in this accession include release prints, masters, interviews, and related materials. Materials also include a press release for "Place of Dreams."

Descriptive Entry

This accession consists of audiovisual materials created during the production of "Place of Dreams;" "Men of Greatness, Feats of Daring;" "Reunions: Memories of an American Experience;" "To Fly!;" "Uncovering the Earth;" and "Berlin Airlift." "Place of Dreams" features a close-up look at the National Air and Space Museum's unparalleled collection, displays from the museum's exhibit halls, early newsfilm of flight's pioneers, and vintage photographs. It serves as both a history of modern flight's sung and unsung heroes and a celebration of the museum building and its collections. The hour-long television program is hosted by Cliff Robertson and aired on the Public Broadcasting Service on December 13, 1978, the 75th anniversary of manned flight. "Men of Greatness, Feats of Daring" is a 7-minute film that most likely accompanied an exhibition at the National Air and Space Museum.

"Reunions: Memories of an American Experience" features General James Harold Doolittle's early air racing experiences and visits with Gustav Tafel, homeopathic pharmaceutical manufacturer. Both men represent the creative drive and excellence of the American past. The 1979 production also features Burgess Meredith, Gerald R. Ford, Ronald Reagan, and Donald S. Lopez. "To Fly!" is a joint project between the IMAX Corporation and the National Air and Space Museum. It was first released in 1976 and then rereleased for its twentieth anniversary in 1996. "Uncovering the Earth" accompanied the National Air and Space Museum exhibit "Looking at Earth." A 5-minute video was first produced in 1986. In 1992, the film was redone and a 10-minute version replaced the original. "Berlin Airlift" was produced in 1984 and likely accompanied an exhibition. Also in this accession are materials related to the Air & Space Magazine. Materials in this accession include release prints, masters, interviews, and related materials. Also included is a press release for "Place of Dreams."

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Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 09-080, Smithsonian Institution. Office of Telecommunications, Productions

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Container List

Box 1

"Uncovering the Earth," 10:00, 1/29/1992, 1" magnetic tape

Box 1 of 2

"Uncovering the Earth," 10:00, 1/29/1992, 3/4" U-matic

Box 1 of 2

"Uncovering the Earth," Master, 5:28, 4/18/1986, 1" magnetic tape

Box 1 of 2

"Uncovering the Earth," 4/18/1986, 3/4" U-matic

Box 1 of 2

"A Place of Dreams," 12/16/1978, 3/4" U-matic

Box 1 of 2

"Reunions: Memories of an American Experience," 30:00, 1979, 3/4" U-matic

Box 1 of 2

"Men of Greatness, Feats of Daring," 6:30, 5/22/1986, 1" magnetic tape

Box 1 of 2

"Air and Space Magazine," Edited Master," 5:00, 9/4/1986, 1" magnetic tape

Box 1 of 2

Foxy Grandpas ("Reunions: Memories of an American Experience"), Jack White at Freedom Train, Conversation Between Jack and Engineer of Train, Sync Interview, Reel 1 of 2, 9/24/1976, 1/4" audiotape

Box 1 of 2

Foxy Grandpas ("Reunions: Memories of an American Experience"), Jack White at Freedom Train, Sync Interview, Reel 2 of 2, 9/24/1976, 1/4" audiotape

Box 1 of 2

Berlin Air Lift, 16 mm

Box 1 of 2

"To Fly!," Release Print, 16 mm

Box 1 of 2

Folder - "A Place of Dreams" Press Release

Box 1 of 2

Box 2

"A Place of Dreams," Release Print, 58:30, 16 mm

Box 2 of 2