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Across the world with the Johnsons : visual culture and American empire in the twentieth century

Author: Prue Ahrens; Lamont Lindstrom; Fiona Paisley
Publisher: Farnham, Surrey, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, [2013]
Series: Empires and the making of the modern world, 1650-2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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During the interwar period Osa and Martin Johnson became famous for their films that brought exotic and far-off locations to the American cinema. Before the advent of mass tourism and television, their films played a major part in providing the means by which large audiences in the US and beyond became familiar with distant and 'wild' places across the world. Taking the celebrity of the Johnsons as its case study,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Martin Johnson; Osa Johnson; Martin Johnson; Osa Johnson; Martin Johnson; Osa Johnson
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Prue Ahrens; Lamont Lindstrom; Fiona Paisley
ISBN: 9781409423294 1409423298
OCLC Number: 821560785
Description: x, 237 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Picturing other worlds --
Wild places, wild peoples --
Osa, 'first lady of exploration' --
No room for sissies --
Adventures in the animal kingdom --
Celebrity resurrections.
Series Title: Empires and the making of the modern world, 1650-2000.
Responsibility: Prue Ahrens, Griffith University, Australia, Lamont Lindstrom, University of Tulsa, USA, and Fiona Paisley, Griffith University, Australia.

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During the interwar period Osa and Martin Johnson became famous for their films that brought exotic and far-off locations to the American cinema. Before the advent of mass tourism and television.  Read more...

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'... a well-researched and clearly written book that I can see pairing with one of the Johnsons' films in a graduate or undergraduate course. Ahrens, Lindstrom, and Paisley have given their readers a Read more...

 
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