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Star Wars fans in Canada had plenty of reason to geek out in June this year when a librarian in New Brunswick turned up what appeared to be an original script of the first film in a university archive. The script was dated March 15, 1976 – well before the movie’s release – and showed some major differences from the finished movie (for example, the main character’s name was “Luke Starkiller”). Unfortunately, it appears the script was a fan-made replica copy, like you’d find at sci-fi conventions. But while that one turned out to be a fake, some people have lucked into some truly remarkable pop culture memorabilia in the most unexpected places.

10. Amelia Earhart Film

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In the spring of 1937, famed aviator Amelia Earhart was preparing for her fateful, doomed attempt to fly around the world. Before departing, Earhart stopped for a photo shoot at an airfield in Burbank, California with her personal photographer, Al Bresnik. Bresnik’s brother, John, came along for the photo shoot and recorded three and a half minutes of home movie footage on a 16-millimeter camera. The film then sat on a shelf in John Bresnik’s office for 50 years, after which it sat on a shelf in his son’s office for another 20 years before it was rediscovered.

Dubbed Amelia Earhart’s Last Photo Shoot, the film purports to show a more “feminine” side of Earhart, as she poses for photos and shows people around her plane. The film is being released by Paragon Agency along with an 80-page book of the same name. Publisher Doug Westfall says he plans to eventually donate the original film given to him by Bresnik’s son to an archive or museum.

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