Amelia Earhart: A First-Person Portrayal by Leslie Goddard
Date: Wed. December 18, 2013
Time: 6:30 pm
6100 W. Irving Park Road
Program: Women’s History Month
About this event:
Amelia Earhart’s courageous exploits and spirited personality made her an international celebrity in the early twentieth century. She was the first woman to cross the Atlantic by airplane (1928) and the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic (1932). She set numerous speed and altitude records and received high honors and awards. On July 2, 1937, she and her navigator Fred Noonan mysteriously disappeared over the Pacific Ocean during their attempted round-the-world flight. Set in 1937, this first-person program recounts Earhart’s life, the many records she broke, her unconventional views on marriage, and her tireless work to promote aviation and opportunities for women.
Inspired by Amelia Earhart’s books 20 Hrs., 40 Min. (1928); The Fun of It (1932) and Last Flight (1937, posthumous).