Amelia Earhart's LA connections

Earhart at Lockheed.jpg
Hard to know what to make of the latest project to go look in the Pacific for Amelia Earhart's missing plane from 1937. Probably nothing at all, like every other Earhart tale. If she weren't such a local figure, I'd ignore it until they deliver a tail number. I'm working up a tour of hidden Valley historical spots next week for the city's Survey LA project, and her final home on Valley Spring Lane in Toluca Lake is definitely on the list. That's where she lived with husband George Palmer Putnam while promoting her aviation exploits and working with Lockheed and Vega in Burbank on the planes she flew. The pic is of Earhart in a Lockheed hangar, from last year's Huntington Library exhibition on aerospace in Southern California, Blue Sky Metropolis. Check out the LA Observed Visiting Bloggers piece that preceded the exhibit.

Photo of Amelia Earhart courtesy Harvey Christen collection, Huntington Library, San Marino, California.

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