Aviation History of the Miracle Mile

“The Skywayman” film poster, 1920

“The Skywayman” film poster, 1920. The Skywayman is a lost five-reel 1920 American silent film directed by James P. Hogan and produced and distributed by Fox Film Corporation. The film stars noted aerial stunt pilot Ormer Locklear, and co-starring Louise Lovely. After having appeared in The Great Air Robbery (1919), a film that showcased his aerial talents, Locklear, considered the foremost “aviation stunt man in the world”, was reluctant to return to the air show circuit.[1] During the production, Locklear and his co-pilot Milton “Skeets” Elliot died after crashing during a night scene. The Skywayman was subsequently released shortly after, capitalizing on their deaths. (Wikipedia)

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