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Posted October 17, 2008
As you "fly away with this book", you may find yourself wing-walking with Ormer Locklear or thundering through the sky with Dick Grace in one of his precision plane "crack ups". Next, you may be hanging from a rope-ladder suspended from a speeding plane with the statuesque thriller queen Ruth Roland, and then be transferring from plane-to-plane with glamorous Gladys Ingle of the 13 Black Cats. Perhaps you'll plane-to-train transfer for a motion picture scene with the dashing father of the professional motion picture aviators, "Daredevil" DeLay. To top it off, you could soar into the sunset, or soar with flares through a looping night skywriting sequence with aviator DeLay.<BR/><BR/>You'll see many superstar celebrities who were deeply involved in aviation. For instance, Charlie Chaplin and great director Cecil B. DeMille operated airfields next to each other in what is now the "Miracle Mile" (next to the Farmer's Market) in Los Angeles. DeMille was actually an accomplished aviator who relished the thrill of flying multiple loops over Grauman's Chinese Theater.<BR/><BR/> The author, Shawna Kelly, is not content to merely describe to you what you're seeing on the page as is the case in a lot of pictorial books. She also provides you with a wealth of interesting information behind the aviator actors, aerial filming locations, and motion pictures represented in the photos. As a result you will come away with a greater respect for these inspiring, brave aviators and aviatrixes. <BR/><BR/>You'll also sense the camaraderie, and deep bonds of loyalty that these "cowboys of the air" had together. The world could be a much better place if everyone practiced the loyalty code of the aviator.<BR/><BR/> Whether you're a fan of aviation, classic film, or thrive from books with passion provoking unique images, let Aviators in Early Hollywood fly you away to the heights of glory. This uplifting and insightful book should definitely be on your gift giving list.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.