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Hells Angels Premiere

Original newsreel of the premiere of Howard Hughes' Hell's Angels. The newsreel was shot in and around Grauman's Chinese Theater and features many of the movie's stars, including Jean Harlow. Roscoe Turner and Charlie Chaplin are also visible in the footage. The subject of the documentary "The Legend of Pancho Barnes" Florence Lowe "Pancho" Barnes, had a role in this movie as well. Pancho flew her Travelair Speedwing above a microphone-laden balloon to record airplane engine sound for Hell's Angels. (Unfortunately, Pancho does not appear in the newsreel and is not mentioned in the film's credits.)