Cliff Winters Stunt Film Footage (N. H. Cominos)

Collection ID:
Cominos, Nick
bulk 1961-1962
Physical Description:
6 Cubic Feet
(54 cans)

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
his collection consists of 54 cans of 35 mm motion picture film (color negative and black and white work print) documenting air shows of the early 1960s with particular emphasis on stunt performer Cliff Winters.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Nick Cominos (1923-2008) had a illustrious career as editor, director and writer in the motion picture industry, focusing primarily on documentary films for television series. In 1961-62, Cominos shot footage of Cliff Winters, a well-known stunt pilot/jumper and wing walker in the late 1950s and early 1960s. Mr. Cominos was initially hired to shoot footage of Winters for the Sherman Grinberg Film Libraries, but after viewing his act, Cominos decided to make a documentary film on Winters. Footage was shot for the documentary, but was film was never completed due to the death of Winters while performing a stunt at the Labor Day Air Show at Chino, CA, 1963.

Immediate Source of Acquisition
Joan Cominos, Gift, 2012

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
No restrictions on access.
Preferred Citation
Cliff Winters Stunt Film Footage (N. H. Cominos), Accession 2012-0045, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Conditions Governing Use
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests

Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Aeronautics Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Stunt flying Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Motion pictures (visual works) Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Winters, Cliff Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
National Air and Space Museum Archives
14390 Air & Space Museum Parkway
Chantilly, VA 20151