Osa Johnson (1894-1953) was, with her husband Martin, a pioneer in the field of wildlife filmmaking. From the time they eloped in 1910 until Martin's death in a plane crash in 1937, the Johnsons made numerous trips to the South Seas and five major expeditions to Africa. Together they produced more than fifty films, ranging from single-reel silents ...
Osa Johnson (1894-1953) was, with her husband Martin, a pioneer in the field of wildlife filmmaking. From the time they eloped in 1910 until Martin's death in a plane crash in 1937, the Johnsons made numerous trips to the South Seas and five major expeditions to Africa. Together they produced more than fifty films, ranging from single-reel silents to feature-length sound films. The sequel to her bestselling I Married Adventure, Four Years in Paradise (first published in 1941) tells the story of the Martins' protracted stay at Lake Paradise in Kenya, where Osa hunted with a gun while Martin stalked with his camera, perfecting the techniques that would set the standard for all subsequent life-action wildlife photography. Osa's is a bracing story of adventure, love, and creative partnership.
Beautiful memoir, beautiful binding (giraffe print). Highly sought after and treasured be many.
Apr 8, 2010
This book came with high expectations. It arrived quickly and exactly as described. I found all the pages intact, the binding tight and the reading delightful.
The sad part is knowing the Johnson's have long departed for The Undiscovered Country, as we all must. The good part is that they left their experiences for us to join them in spiriit, along with wanting to have known them and perhaps sat down in their handmade home beside that distant crater lake. With courage and smiles, and perhaps a drink or two, darkest Africa becomes a lot warmer. Their love affair of that part of Africa transcends the years between then and now, and I find them the kind of people that make exploration and discovery fun and exciting, even from an armchair. Thanks for this book, it is at the front of my shelves.
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