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The legend of Pancho Barnes and the Happy Bottom Riding Club [DVD] / a film by Nick T. Spark and Amanda Pope ; [presented by] Nick Spark Productions, LLC ; directed by Amanda Pope ; written and produced by Nick T. Spark.

Spark, Nick T. (Added Author). Pope, Amanda C. (Added Author). Bates, Kathy, 1948- (Added Author). Skerritt, Tom (Added Author). Nick Spark Productions LLC. (Added Author).
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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Fayette Co PL - Connersville DVD 791.45 LEG (Text) 39230031672627 Adult Video Available -

Record details

  • Physical Description: 1 videodisc (65 min.) : sd., col. with b&w sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Edition: Widescreen version.
  • Publisher: [United States?] : Nick Spark Productions, c2009.

Content descriptions

General Note:
Documentary.
Contains extended version (65 min.) and broadcast version (57 min.).
Formatted Contents Note:
Bonus features: Broadcast version with commentary from writer/producer Nick Spark and director Amanda Pope -- Additional scenes -- Interview of Poncho by Don Kuhns -- Study guide.
Creation/Production Credits Note:
Director of photography, Clay Westervelt ; editor, Monique Zavistovski.
Participant or Performer Note:
Narrator, Tom Skerritt ; voice of Pancho Barnes, Kathy Bates.
Summary, etc.:
"The Legend of Pancho Barnes and the Happy Bottom Riding Club profiles one of the most colorful and accomplished female pilots of the early 20th century. Florence "Pancho" Barnes became the first female stunt pilot in Hollywood in 1929 and shattered Amelia Earhart's air speed record in 1930. In the 1940's and 50's, Pancho entertained the best test pilots in the world -- men with the right stuff -- at her "Happy Bottom Riding Club" guest ranch near Edwards Air Force Base. When Chuck Yeager broke the sound barrier in the rocket-powered Bell X-1 in 1947, he and his team partied with Pancho. A friend of the fast and the famous, Pancho Barnes was a swaggering, forceful woman whose exploits and accomplishements are truly the stuff of legend." -- Container.
System Details Note:
DVD; NTSC, Region 1; widescreen presentation; 5.1 surround.
Subject: Barnes, Pancho, 1901-1975.
Women air pilots > United States > Biography.
Air pilots > United States > Biography.
Happy Bottom Riding Club.
Genre: Biographical films.
Documentary films.
Nonfiction films.

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