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The enchanted quest of Dana and Ginger Lamb

Author: Julie Huffman-klinkowitz; Jerome Klinkowitz
Publisher: Jackson : University Press of Mississippi, 2006.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"Best-selling authors, sensational lecturers, documentary filmmakers, amateur archaeologists, spies for FDR - Dana and Ginger Lamb led the life of Indiana Jones long before the movie icon was ever scripted. "We blaze the trail," Ginger said, "and the scientists follow."" "The Enchanted Quest of Dana and Gingar Lamb is the first biography of this captivating, entrepreneurial couple. In Southern California, they
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biography
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Huffman-klinkowitz, Julie, 1956-
Enchanted quest of Dana and Ginger Lamb.
Jackson : University Press of Mississippi, 2006
(DLC) 2005011124
(OCoLC)60500607
Named Person: Dana Lamb; Ginger Lamb; Dana Lamb; Ginger Lamb; Dana Lamb; Dana Lamb; Ginger Lamb; Dana Lamb; Ginger Lamb
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Julie Huffman-klinkowitz; Jerome Klinkowitz
ISBN: 9781621032885 1621032884
OCLC Number: 813843989
Description: 1 online resource (xxxi, 260 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Roots and rejections --
Enchanted vagabonds --
Spying for the boss --
Quest for the lost city --
Starring on stage and screen.
Responsibility: Julie Huffman-klinkowitz and Jerome Klinkowitz.

Abstract:

"Best-selling authors, sensational lecturers, documentary filmmakers, amateur archaeologists, spies for FDR - Dana and Ginger Lamb led the life of Indiana Jones long before the movie icon was ever scripted. "We blaze the trail," Ginger said, "and the scientists follow."" "The Enchanted Quest of Dana and Gingar Lamb is the first biography of this captivating, entrepreneurial couple. In Southern California, they started married life in 1933 by building a canoe. With only $4.10 in their pockets, they paddled to Central America and through the Panama Canal. Three years later they returned triumphant, bearing the photographic record of the amazing trek that made them famous."

"After releasing their best-selling book, Enchanted Vagabonds, the two became exactly that. They relentlessly lectured for the public and postured for the media until they were able to fund more exotic voyages to remote jungles and rivers. So convincing were they on the circuit that their most powerful fan, President Franklin D. Roosevelt, coerced J. Edgar Hoover into hiring the Lambs as spies in Mexico. After World War II they launched their Quest for the Lost City, which yielded another book and documentary. Other escapades, no less thrilling or marketable, filled the remainder of their astonishing lives."

"The Enchanted Quest of Dana and Ginger Lamb argues that the Lambs were geniuses of popular entertainment and the precursors to Animal Planet, the Travel Channel, and numerous documentary-format television shows. Drawing on historical records, the Lambs' books and letters, and recently declassified espionage documents, biographers Julie Huffman-klinkowitz and Jerome Klinkowitz show how the Lambs succeeded in marketing their conquests and films to armchair explorers around the world and how they became, in popular imagination, the quintessential American adventurers."--Jacket.

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