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#1 bobster1985

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Posted 04 February 2008 - 01:36 AM

This short film has some really wonderful footage from the Pan-Pacific Expo, including Smith doing a night flight!

http://www.archive.org/details/PanamaPa1915_3

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Posted 04 February 2008 - 09:35 AM

That's funny- although it looks like some legit footage of Art Smith doing night loop-the-loops over the Expo, when they wanted to show him taking off, they just took some daytime footage and showed it as a negative! That seems so obvious today; I wonder if that went right over the heads of moviegoers in 1915? (pun not entirely intended)

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Posted 04 February 2008 - 10:01 AM

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And here's a link to "Fatty and Mabel Go to the Fair," a Mack Sennett comedy short starring Fatty Arbuckle and Mabel Normand shot at the 1915 PPIE.

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