riveting 16mm films of the first space walks
SPACE WALKS. Two 16 mm films of the first Russian and the first American to walk in space
No place, 1965
16 mm Kodak film.
A splendid group of riveting films of the space walks of Aleksei Leonov and Edward White as follows:
1. Russian Cosmonaut Lt. Col. Aleksei Leonov Walk in Space March 18th 1965 [opening frames title]. 16 mm Kodak film. Black and white. Running time 7:06. Film can lettered in manuscript “First Walk in Space / Russian Cosmonaut Lt. Col. Aleksei Leonov / Walter Clark Copy.”
2. [Space walks.] 16 mm Kodak film. Color. Running time 8:28.
Film can signed “W. Clark.” As follows:
2a. Russian Cosmonaut Lt. Col. Aleksei Leonov Walk in Space March 18th 1965 [opening frames title]. Running time 5:09. Color opening frame followed by black and white footage tinted blue. Approx. 90 seconds of footage from the latter part of the Leonov walk above are edited from this version.
[followed on same reel by:]
2b. American “Walk in Space” Major Edward White Major James McDivitt June 4, 1965 [opening frames title]. Running time 3:19. Color.
Provenance: 1) Dr. Walter Clark. Clark was the head of the Kodak Harrow Research Laboratory from 1928-1933 and moved to the Applied Photographic Division at Kodak’s research laboratories, where he became vice president in charge of research and development for Eastman Kodak in 1955 upon the retirement of Dr. C.E.K. Mees and eventually served as Kodak’s chief scientist. Kodak teamed with NASA on space science and remote sensing missions for more than 40 years, starting with the earliest Gemini flights in the 1960s. 2) Spira Collection.
We have prepared digitized copies in several formats.