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This film is a composite of several short home movies shot by James L. Lovell on silent, color 8mm film between about 1939 and 1942. Jimmy Lovell was a good friend of George and Helen Pepperdine, as well as other Pepperdine administrators, such as Batsell Baxter and Hugh M. Tiner, who appear briefly in this film. Lovell was also an important figure in the Churches of Christ community. The majority of the footage follows Lovell and his family on their travels around the country by air on an early American Airlines DC-3, with a lot of sites shot from the plane window. Sites include San Francisco, Sequoia National Park, Hoover Dam, the Grand Canyon, Washington DC, and New York City. There is a scene at a tennis match with celebrities in the audience and the last several minutes of the film feature the 1939 Tournament of Roses parade in Pasadena, California, with a young Shirley Temple as Grand Marshall. 27:21
Motion pictures Universities & colleges Air travel Airplanes Aerial views Travel National parks & reserves Tennis Parades & processions Pepperdine University Pepperdine College Hoover Dam (Ariz. and Nev.) Tournament of Roses Baxter, Batsell Barrett, 1916-1982 Temple, Shirley, 1928- Tiner, Hugh M Lovell, James L
Standard (silent) 8 mm color film In process (AV collection)