Did you know...
...no matter what anyone reads on the internet, in books or in newspaper articles,
or sees and hears on television--the assertion that Irene Bolam, who in 1970 was first publicly described
to have been 'previously known as Amelia Earhart' has never
...throughout her five year law suit (1970 to 1975) levied
as a summary judgment against publisher McGraw-Hill and the authors of the 1970 McGraw-Hill book Amelia Earhart Lives
(Joe Klaas & Joe Gervais) Irene Craigmile Bolam never denied herself to have been
previously known as Amelia Earhart.
...towards the end of her 'summary judgment' lawsuit the court was set to rule in
Irene Bolam's favor against Gervais and Klaas in 1975 with an estimated award in excess of one million dollars, until Joe
Gervais requested Mrs. Bolam provide her fingerprints as proof-positive of her identity, a request
she refused to comply with, thus causing her to agree to settle the case with a mere ten dollar consideration paid by both
sides to each other.
...McGraw-Hill was ordered to pay Irene Craigmile Bolam an 'upper five figures sum' for damage to her reputation
by allowing its book to describe her recently deceased husband, Guy Bolam as her "alleged husband"
implying they were possibly living together out of wedlock; and for listing property she and Guy owned in New Jersey as
actually belonging to Floyd Odlum (Jackie Cochran's husband) without providing legitimate proof.
...how the suit
Irene Bolam levied never mentioned the name 'Amelia Earhart,' rather, she cited false information reasons found in the 1970
book Amelia Earhart Lives likened to those listed above, and McGraw-Hill for otherwise publishing a book that profiled
her post World War Two era existence without her expressed permission and/or authorization.
...the award McGraw-Hill was ordered to pay
Irene Bolam in 1975 had nothing to do with its book having suggested she was the living, 'former' Amelia Earhart.
attorney Benedict Ginsberg, who was part of Robert F. Kennedy's legal team during the Jimmy Hoffa trial, was obtained by
Irene Craigmile Bolam in 1970 to represent her summary judgment lawsuit against McGraw-Hill and Gervais and Klaas.
attorney, Benedict Ginsberg entered a motion to the court that was upheld, stipulating no questions pertaining to his client's
life prior to the year of 1938 be asked.
...even though the book Amelia Earhart Lives was pulled from the
stores while the law suit took place, in subsequent years it was re-published and is still available today
through the Author's Guild Press Publishing Co.
...there has never been an official
investigation into the 1937 disappearance of Amelia Earhart and Fred Noonan, nor into the suggestion of their post-loss survivals,
nor into the suggestion of the Irene Craigmile Bolam Joe Gervais met and came to know in 1965 having
been the former Amelia Earhart.
...in 2006, based on the identity placements of the 1934 born son of the
original Irene Craigmile, it was conclusively determined that no less than three different women had been attributed to the
same 'Irene Craigmile Bolam' identity.
...Irene Bolam's husband,
Guy Bolam of England who she married in 1958 was described by his survived brother, John Bolam to have been MI6.
1970, Irene Bolam told the press she was "just a New Jersey housewife," (a statement that
ended up as a long standing joke about what became of Amelia Earhart.) Thirty two years later, her survived
brother in law, John Bolam told Ron Staten of the Associated Press, "She was not an ordinary housewife as she claimed. She was influential, knew many well placed people and was
well traveled." John Bolam also included his support of the Irene-Amelia
forensic analysis by describing it as "very convincing."
worldly and wealthy Irene and Guy Bolam were always on the go in the 1960s with their
travels, and were co-CEOs of Radio Luxembourg in Europe for which they both served as corporate Presidents.
Guy Bolam spent much time in Japan where Irene maintained friendships, particularly in Kobe where she was a member of a kimono
club, and in 1982 after her passing, friends who had visited her home described it as 'museum like' in the way it was decorated
with oriental relics.
...in 1965 Admiral Chester Nimitz, commander of the Pacific Fleet during World War Two admitted to CBS radio
journalist Fred Goerner that it had been quietly "known and documented in Washington" and withheld from the American public, that Amelia Earhart and her navigator, Fred Noonan were "picked
up by Japan" after going down in the Marshall Islands in 1937. Nimitz also described his and other
World War Two military leaders' uncertainty on what became of the flying duo after Japan picked them up.
...Irene Bolam was familiar
with the same social circles and hob-nobbed with the same organizations Amelia used to, and she spoke the same variety of
foreign languages Amelia did.
...nine years after her passing, in 1991 Irene Bolam's long time "close friend and confessor"
Monsignor James Francis Kelley of Rumson, New Jersey, a former President of Seton Hall University and notable catholic church
emissary, admitted in a taped interview to USAF Col. Rollin C. Reineck (Ret.) how his late good friend, Irene Bolam was formerly
known as Amelia Earhart.
...Monsignor Kelley personally referred to the Irene Bolam he knew among close friends he disclosed
his awareness of her past identity to, as "Amelia."
...the 'original' Irene Craigmile (see photo below) who had known Amelia
Earhart. She gave birth to a son in 1934 but was no longer publicly seen after doing so, and there exists
no record to account for what became of her.
...the aunt of the 'seen no more after 1934' original Irene
Craigmile was a well known attorney in the northeast United States from the 1920s to the 1950s by the name of Irene Rutherford
O'Crowley, and she was also a good friend, Zonta sister, and even a contract advisor of Amelia's for the Amelia Earhart Luggage
Irene Craigmile's aunt, attorney Irene Rutherford O'Crowley placed the corporate headquarters of 'Amelia Earhart Luggage'
in her hometown of Newark, New Jersey where it remained as a functioning business under her guise into the 1960s.
members in Amelia's luggage and clothing line publicist Nina Price, attorney Irene Rutherford O'Crowley, and Amelia Earhart
were all good friends and Zonta sisters.
...Amelia's sister Muriel who died in 1998 was also a Zonta member, and acknowledged
she knew and occasionally conversed with Irene Bolam.
...in the 1950s Irene Bolam served as an International Relations Chairman
for the Zonta organization, as cited for her ability to speak several languages fluently, while Amelia Earhart also used to
speak the same several languages fluently.
...to date the Zonta organization has refused to cooperate when asked about the past
membership profile of Irene Craigmile Bolam, and there exists no published Zonta information indicating she was a member prior
to the end of World War Two.
...today still, Amelia Earhart is considered the Zonta organization's most famous past member, and
an 'Amelia Earhart Zonta Scholarship' is awarded to young aspiring women every year.
...the woman the original Irene Craigmile's
1934 born son, Larry Heller identified as the 'mother figure' he recalled from his early childhood in the late 1930s and early
1940s, AKA the 'Non Gervais-Irene' (see photos below) to this day has not been properly identified for who she truly was or
is, or where she came from or where she ended up.
...in 1982 after Irene Bolam's passing, the wife of the original Irene's son described
to the press how she and her husband were not sure about Irene Bolam's true identity, indicating their suspicion of how she
wasn't her husband's real mother after all, even though according to history Irene Bolam was supposed to have been.
1930s pilot Viola Gentry was a good friend of Amelia's in the 1930s, and later a good friend of the Irene Bolam she introduced
Joe Gervais to in 1965, after Gervais asked her to do so at the 'Early Birds of Aviation' gathering of well known retired
pilots Viola had invited him to attend on Long Island. The Early Birds paid he and his family's way to fly across the country
so Gervais could describe his investigative research findings to the group pertaining to Amelia Earhart's 1937 disappearance.
...from the moment
he first met Irene Bolam in 1965, Joe Gervais said he "knew" who she used to be right away, and he lived the remainder
of his days until his passing in 2005, always insisting the American public had been 'conditioned' by history's 'official
silence' persuasion over the national news media, to promote the mystery of Amelia Earhart only, and to otherwise not pay
favorable attention to the Irene-Amelia conveyance.
...twenty years after Joe Gervais met and photographed Irene Bolam, in 1985 Clint
Eastwood seriously considered the Irene-Amelia conveyance for a major film project, but was said to have ultimately backed
out due to the described 'politcal historical incorrectness' of it all.
...the veteran distinguished, award winning British film
director Ken Annakin who passed away in 2009, paid for and held an option right on the Irene Bolam story starting in 1997
and continuing on for several years, after studying and coming to believe with certainty how the Gervais-Irene Bolam was formerly
known as Amelia Earhart, about which he also wrote a well covered screenplay but could never get a major studio to back it.
...the same deviated
septum evidential 'bumps' were clearly identifiable on the exterior nasal sides of both the Gervais-Irene Bolam and Amelia
further noticeable deviated septum rhinoplasty the post 1930s Gervais-Irene Bolam appeared to have endured at some point.
to the recent years forensic analysis, (something that had never been done before) from head to toe physically, with handwriting,
voice, and other character traits compared, the full indication became the Gervais-Irene Bolam and Amelia Earhart exhibited
themselves as veritable 'carbon copies' of each another.
...there exists volumes of controversial information about the post 1930s
life of Irene Craigmile Bolam that entirely contradicts the prior to 1940s life profile of the original Irene Craigmile.
...to the 'topic
educated and discernably objective,' it is obvious the Irene Bolam who Joe Gervais met and photographed in 1965 was formerly
known as Amelia Earhart, and to the same 'educated and objective' people it is equally obvious such a thing has been diffused
by official history guiding influences to the public since 1970, and the Earhart mystery was actually an invention by default,
attributed to long term official silence.
...how ever since Irene Bolam passed away in 1982 there has existed a growing faction
of bombastically influential individuals whose names came to include Bill Prymak, Carol Linn Dow, Elgen Long, Richard Gillespie,
Cam Warren, David Horner, Alex Mandel, Pat Gaston, and Ron Bright among others, who have vehemently shouted down the Irene-Amelia
truthful conveyance to the press and to the public. It seems to exist as some kind of primary objective of theirs both individually
and cohesively, and some of them were responsible for the false information supplied in 2007 to Wikipedia about Irene Craigmile
families of Amelia Earhart, Fred Noonan, and the original Irene Craigmile have historically shied away from cooperating with
helping get to the bottom of the Irene-Amelia conveyance.
...nowhere does the Gervais-Irene Bolam appear identified as Irene prior
to the 1940s.
|The original Irene Craigmile, 1930.
|A past friend of Amelia's shown with her husband and father, she was seen no more after the 1930s.
|Married to Guy Bolam of England in 1958.
|Left and right images combined display the congruence.
|1945-1982 Gervais-Irene in 1965. (Gervais photo.)
|AKA "Irene Craigmile" AKA "Irene Bolam."
|Guy and Irene (Craigmile) Bolam, 1965.
|Photo taken by Joe Gervais after he met them.
|Irene-1965 / Amelia-1933
|Irene-1963 / Amelia-1928, age thirty-one.
|Irene-1976 / Amelia-1932
|Irene-1978 / Amelia-1929
|Younger 'Non Gervais-Irene'
|c. 1947, age 23
|Left (younger) and right (older) in an overlay congruence.
Lucy McDannel, a family friend of the O'Crowley's
(the original Irene's family) described an enigmatic girl who had been taken in to be raised by the O'Crowleys. She recalled
her as "16 or 17" in 1940, adding how she was affectionately known as 'Irene Jr.' She also included how by 1945
'Irene Jr.' was no longer intimate with the O'Crowleys. Irene Rutherford O'Crowley, who was a prominent New York attorney,
Zonta figurehead, and friend and advisor of Amelia's (and was the original Irene's Aunt) had primarily cared for 'Irene Jr.,'
who by the late 1930s was serving as a sitter, and later as a live-in nanny figure for the original Irene's son, Larry Heller.
|Older 'Non Gervais-Irene'
|1982, age 58