A new video of Amelia Earhart preparing for her final trip to fly around the world surfaced this month.
The black-and-white film shows the famed pilot posing for a photo shoot dressed in a stylish pantsuit right before she embarked on her journey in 1937, according to Mashable. Earhart is seen climbing over her Lockheed Electra L-10E plane with her navigator, Fred Noonan, shot at Burbank Airport, now Bob Hope Airport.
Earhart’s photographer, Al Bresnik, came along to capture the beginning of the ill-fated trip. Bresnik’s brother John was believed to have recorded the film during the shoot.
John Bresnik’s son recently found the footage and gave it to The Paragon Agency, which was released along with the new e-book “Amelia Earhart’s Photo Shoot.”
“I didn’t even know what was on the film until my dad died and I took it home and watched it,” Bresnik said. “It just always sat it in a plain box on a shelf in his office, and on the outside it said, ‘Amelia Earhart, Burbank Airport, 1937.'”
Earhart and Noonan’s around-the world journey was unsuccessful after their plane vanished over the Pacific.