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Tallmantz Aviation records
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The Tallmantz Aviation records span the years 1949-1986 (bulk 1960s-1970s) and encompass 15 linear feet. The collection contains business records that document the services of Tallmantz Aviation and Paul Mantz Air Services for more than 100 motion pictures. Aircraft employed, financial and billing information, correspondence, consultation, and location reports are among the documents.
Tallmantz Aviation, Inc., was formed in 1961 by pilots Frank G. Tallman (1919-1978) and Paul Mantz (1903-1965). Its motion picture industry services included modern and antique aircraft rental, aerial photography, aerial stunts, location spotting, mockups, props, research, and charters. The company was based at the Orange County (now John Wayne) Airport in Santa Ana, California. Tallmantz Aviation ceased operations around 1991.
15 linear feet of papers.
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