31 July 2010

Santa Monica August 4


The Legend of Pancho Barnes will be shSantaMonicaown at the Santa Monica Public Library on Wednesday, August 4, 2010, at 7:00 p.m., in the Main Library’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Auditorium.  The library is located at 601 Santa Monica Blvd.  Admission is free but first come, first served and seating is limited.  Visit this link for more information.

Having this screening in Santa Monica, in August, is our way of paying tribute to the brave women who flew in the first "Powder Puff Derby" Air Race, which took place in August of 1929.  Twenty women competed in the race, including Pancho, which ran from Santa Monica's Clover Field to the National Air Race venue at Cleveland.  The race was won by Louise Thaden.  Pancho did not finish, for reasons best explained in our documentary.