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Volume 1:

The Aviation Film Classics of World War I

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1927 saw the release of what was to become the first major aviation film ever released… William Wellman's epic production of "Wings".

It was the beginning of what would become a much beloved film genre for aviation and film buffs alike.

In this FIRST volume of "When Hollywood Ruled the Skies", author and historian, Bruce Orriss documents the history of "Wings" and each of the WWI films that followed ending with Tony Bill's production of "Flyboys" in 2006.

A total of 35 films are covered in detail including cast and crews,story synopsis and background details on each production.

The book is illustrated profusely with hundreds of never-before-seen photographs of the actors, pilots and airplanes used in each film.

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Volume 2:

The Years Between the Wars 1920-1941

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In this SECOND volume on all of Hollywood’s military aviation films, author Bruce Orriss covers the era between the two world wars from 1920 to 1941.

The book includes all the films from this time period including such classics as "Devil Dogs of the Air", "Helldivers", "West Point of the Air", "Test Pilot", "I Wanted Wings", "Flight Command", "Dive Bomber" and "Captains of the Clouds".

Each is covered in detail with production histories, cast and crew lists and profusely illustrated with many never before published pictures.

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Volume 3:

The Aviation Film Classics of World War II

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In this THIRD volume on the history of Hollywood’s military aviation films, author and historian Bruce Orriss examines the aviation films of World War II, beginning with "Eagle Squadron" in 1942 and ending with "Red Tails" in 2006, a total of 48 films in all.

The book presents the radical changes in aim and purpose that these films have undergone in the past seventy-two years, and gives special emphasis not only to the stories that these aviation films told, but also to the stories behind their making and the people who made them.

Profusely illustrated, with over 400 photographs, the book includes lists of casts and crews, story synopsis, production details and interviews with many of the participants.

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Volume 4:

The Post World War II Years

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In this final Volume 4 of the series, author Bruce Orriss covers all the post-war military aviation films produced since 1950, a total of fifty films in all. This includes such classics as Chain Lightning, The Big Lift, Strategic Air Command, Island in The Sky, Bridges at Toko-Ri , The Hunters, Top Gun and Blackhawk Down.

Profusely illustrated with over 400 photographs, the book as always, includes cast and crew lists, types of aircraft/helicopters used in each film, aircrews, filming locations and behind the scenes histories of each production.

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