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James Lovell's home movies, circa 1940
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Pepperdine University
Historic Pepperdine Films [digital resource], Pepperdine University Special Collections and University Archives
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Pepperdine University, Special Collections and University Archives
Historic Pepperdine Films
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Copyright to materials in this collection, in most cases, is retained by Pepperdine University. Materials are intended for educational and research use, and may be used as such with appropriate attribution, Organizations and individuals seeking to use digital materials in this collection for publication must contact Pepperdine University Libraries Special Collections and University Archives, Such parties furthermore assume all responsibility for identifying and satisfying any claimants of copyright.
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.
moving image
Motion pictures
Universities & colleges
Air travel
Aerial views
National parks & reserves
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)
Historic Pepperdine Films

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