Amelia Earhart taken with cameras in the background | Still from “Blue Sky Metropolis”

Hollywood and the Making of Aviation Celebrities

The burgeoning aviation industry co-mingles with the Hollywood machine, and aviation celebrities are born. Amelia Earhart took advantage of Hollywood’s power to pave the way for women in aviation, but this too was used against her gender. Meanwhile, Howard Hughes is the perfect embodiment of this co-mingling of Hollywood and aviation with his dashing good looks and resources.

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