Hollywood Takes Flight at Jan. 11 Lecture and Book Signing

. January 3, 2014

Aviation movie expert Mark Carlson looks at flying on the silver screen

SEATTLE, – Just in time for the 2014 Oscar nominations, on Jan. 11 aviation movie expert and author Mark Carlson will lead a presentation based upon his book, “Flying on Film: A Century of Aviation in the Movies, 1912-2012.”

The Museum of Flight's 1931 Gee Bee Z Super Sportster race plane reproduction was flown in the Disney movie, "The Rocketeer." Ted Huetter/The Museum of Flight, Seattle.

The Museum of Flight’s 1931 Gee Bee Z Super Sportster race plane reproduction was flown in the Disney movie, “The Rocketeer.” Ted Huetter/The Museum of Flight, Seattle.

His decades-long devotion to aviation movies has given him access and insights into the people who lived the world of airplanes and the movies. Topics during the 2:30 p.m. program include Hollywood special effects from the earliest aerial photography to today’s digital realm. The lecture is free with admission to the Museum.

Carlson will have a dialogue the audience after his program, followed by a free book signing in the Museum lobby.

The Museum of Flight is located at 9404 E. Marginal Way S., Seattle, Exit 158 off Interstate 5 on Boeing Field half-way between downtown Seattle and Sea-Tac Airport. The Museum is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is $19 for adults, $16 for seniors 65 and older, $16 for active military, $11 for youth 5 to 17, and free for children under 5. Group rates are available. Admission on the first Thursday of the month is free from 5 to 9 p.m. courtesy of Wells Fargo. McCormick & Schmick’s Wings Café is on site. For general Museum information, please call 206-764-5720 or visit www.museumofflight.org

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