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The Amelia Earhart Story is a film that was Princess Carolyn's favorite movie as a child. It is mentioned in The Amelia Earhart Story, in Season 5.


Production & Development

The film told the story of Amelia Earhart's flight. In the movie, Amelia Earhart is told she's meant for greater things and is encouraged to leave her home so that she can fly into the sunset.

The owl character in the film mentions Earhart "tam[ing] those savage sun beasts [to] become their queen." After Earhart takes off, the owl says that she is flying to "the sun," which is why "we don't need to be sad when we think about her later."

This implies that the film is a heavily-fictionalized retelling of Earhart's story, adding fantasy elements such as "sun beasts" and not including the actual, tragic ending to Earhart's expedition.

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Plane

Little else is known about it.

Background

Season 5

The Amelia Earhart Story, opens with a flashback to Princess Carolyn as a child, living above the garage of a wealthy family with her mom and siblings in Eden, North Carolina. Princess Carolyn is watching her favorite movie, and the only VHS tape they have, The Amelia Earhart Story, which she knows all the words by heart.

Her mother is a little annoyed over how much she watches it. In the movie, Amelia Earhart is told she's meant for greater things and is encouraged to leave her home so that she can fly into the sunset.

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Final Scene

This mirrors young Princess Carolyn's leaving home in Eden, North Carolina to attend college at UCLA.

Season 6

In The Face of Depression, Princess Carolyn is seen narrating the story to her daughter Ruthie.
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Young Princess Carolyn watching the film

Trivia

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  • This was the only VHS tape Princess Carolyn's family owned when she was a child, and she knew all the dialogue by heart, as revealed in The Amelia Earhart Story.
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