A Flight Into the Past

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The famous aviatrix Pancho Barnes figures in the book and film, “The Right Stuff,” about the early astronauts, photographed by George Hurrell.

Aviation author Barbara H. Schultz animates the next Laguna Beach Historical Society program Tuesday, April 24, at City Hall with tales about historic aviators that figure in Laguna history.


Schultz wrote “Pancho,” about Pancho Barnes, and “Flying Carpets, Flying Wings” the biography of Moye W. Stephens, the aviator who accompanied adventurer Richard Halliburton.


The 7:30 p.m. program will be held at the Laguna Beach City Hall Council Chambers, 505 Forest Ave.


The public is invited and there is no charge. The program will be videotaped and is to be televised on the local Cox Cable channel 30.


Sharbie Higuchi, Dee Challis Davy, and Dan Duling will be featured in the next Historical Society presentation Tuesday, May 8, the 80th anniversary of the Festival of Arts.

Adventurer Richard Halliburton, left, who built a signature modern home in Laguna, and pilot Moye Stephens, photographed by one of the most influential photographers of the 20th century, George Hurrell, also a Laguna resident.


Photos Courtesy of the Laguna Beach Historical Society and the Pancho Barnes Trust Estate.

Richard Halliburton squires around his friends, the two pilots Moye Stephens and Pancho Barnes.
Pancho Barnes’ blufftop home and airstrip in Laguna Beach.Richard Halliburton squires around his friends, the two pilots Moye Stephens and Pancho Barnes.
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