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Married to Adventure: Osa and Martin Johnson’s Films

July 31, 2022
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Lincoln County Historical Museum
216 W. Lincoln Ave Lincoln


Join us on Sunday, July 31, at 2 p.m. at the Lincoln County Museum for a program about Martin and Osa Johnson, Kansas explorers and early documentarians. Martin grew up in Lincoln before embarking on his career traveling the globe.
Mary Ann Thompson, a retired Kansas Room librarian at the Hays Public Library and instructor at Fort Hays State, explores their prolific career, which took them from the South Seas to Africa, and they shared their adventures across the nation in films, books, and presentations. While considered groundbreaking in their day, nowadays their work can be viewed as exploitative. This presentation will delve into their successes in early filmmaking and revisit their vision for their work against today’s differing standards.

Married to Adventure: Osa and Martin Johnson's Films
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