WorldCat Identities

Johnson, Martin 1884-1937

Overview
Works: 172 works in 541 publications in 13 languages and 6,786 library holdings
Genres: Biographies  Aerial views  Documentary films  History  Travelogues (Motion pictures)  Nonfiction films  Pictorial works  Juvenile works  Fiction  Travel writing 
Roles: Author, Photographer, Narrator, Interviewee, Director, Production personnel
Classifications: DT434.E2, 916.76
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Most widely held works about Martin Johnson
 
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Safari : a saga of the African blue by Martin Johnson( Book )

29 editions published between 1926 and 2020 in 3 languages and held by 571 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Camera trails in Africa by Martin Johnson( Book )

16 editions published between 1901 and 2018 in English and held by 399 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Congorilla; adventures with pygmies and gorillas in Africa by Martin Johnson( Book )

18 editions published between 1931 and 1936 in English and French and held by 343 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cannibal-land; adventures with a camera in the New Hebrides by Martin Johnson( Book )

12 editions published between 1922 and 2020 in English and held by 301 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lion : African adventure with the king of beasts by Martin Johnson( Book )

21 editions published between 1929 and 1958 in 4 languages and held by 296 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Over African jungles; the record of a glorious adventure over the big game country of Africa 60,000 miles by airplane by Martin Johnson( Book )

6 editions published between 1929 and 1935 in English and held by 265 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Simba( Visual )

11 editions published between 1928 and 2015 in English and held by 226 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

They were an unlikely pair to become international celebrities and America's foremost filmmaker-explorers. Martin Johnson first met the 16-year-old Osa Leighty in the small town of Chanute, Kansas while presenting lantern slides from his Snark voyage with Jack London. One month later they became husband and wife - launching a partnership that would take them around the world. Osa described their lives together in the title of her memoirs - I Married Adventure. Journeying to remote and exotic regions, Martin and Osa Johnson produced, wrote and photographed films celebrating the natural wonder and native tribes of Africa, Asia and the South Seas. For SIMBA, they forded crocodile-infested rivers, braved stampeding elephants and stared down angry rhinos in order to film lions in their natural habitat, the veldt. Killing only for food, self protection or scientific study, the Johnson's became two of Africa's first conservationists. It was Martin and Osa's films that directly influenced Frederick O'Brien to leave for the Pacific and write White Shadows in the South Seas. It was the memory of the lions in SIMBA on which Akira Kurosawa based Toshiro Mifune's character in RASHOMON. It can hardly be realized today the enormous level of their popularity and the magnitude of their films and lectures on the world in the 1920s through the 1950s. SIMBA alone made an astounding $2 million dollars around the world. Although some of SIMBA's intertitles have dated, the Johnsons' camerawork still astonishes with some of the most spectacular images ever of African wildlife. The remarkable portraits of Kenyan tribes are also an invaluable record of that lost world - and the score (using traditional Kenyan melodies) by James Makubuya is just as amazing. Today, the restored SIMBA can be seen as the highlight of the Johnsons' career and a dazzling testimonial to the beauty of the "dark continent."
Over African jungles : the record from pen and camera of a glorious adventure over the big game country of Africa 60,000 miles by aeroplane by Martin Johnson( Book )

29 editions published between 1935 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Through the South Seas with Jack London. With an introd. and a postscript by Martin Johnson( Book )

14 editions published between 1901 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La travesía del Snark, un queche de 44 pies de eslora construido por Jack London y al que bautizó con el nombre de un animal imaginario en homenaje al poema de Lewis Carrolla caza del Snark? fue un episodio de la vida del famoso escritor americano que levantó gran expectación en la opinión pública de distintos continentes. El joven Martin Johnson consiguió inesperadamente enrolarse con el empleo de cocinero. El Snark partió de la bahía de San Francisco el 23 de abril de 1907, y durante más de dos años navegó por los Mares del Sur. El viaje terminó prematuramente cuando Jack London fue ingresado en un hospital de Sidney para recobrarse de una enfermedad. Esta es la historia, llena de encanto y aventura, de aquel viaje
Safari : récit de la brousse africaine by Martin Johnson( Book )

24 editions published between 1928 and 2020 in 8 languages and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mit dem Kurbelkasten bei den Menschenfressern : Abenteuer auf den Neuen Hebriden by Martin Johnson( Book )

12 editions published between 1927 and 2010 in German and English and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Exploring with Martin and Osa Johnson by Kenhelm W Stott( Book )

2 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Martin and Osa Johnson's Simba( Visual )

3 editions published between 1992 and 2012 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Records Martin and Osa Johnson's expedition to East Africa, 1923-1928, the chief purpose of which was to capture on film the rapidly disappearing African wildlife as well as East African peoples and their customs. Includes footage of elephants, giraffes and lions
Safari : a saga of African adventure by Martin Johnson( Book )

1 edition published in 1928 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Simba : Filmabenteuer in Afrikas Busch und Steppe by Martin Johnson( Book )

8 editions published between 1920 and 1940 in German and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Congorilla; avonturen met pygmeeën en gorilla's in Afrika by Martin Johnson( Book )

8 editions published between 1933 and 1950 in Dutch and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Congorilla : adventures among the big apes and little people of Central Africa( Visual )

6 editions published between 1932 and 2015 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Johnsons, naturalists and explorers, journey across Africa in two small airplanes, encountering and filming gorillas and the Negrillos and other native inhabitants
Borneo( Visual )

12 editions published between 1982 and 2015 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The last documentary by Martin and Osa Johnson, naturalists and explorers; features their last trip to Borneo, their exploration of the land, and their encounters with the native population and wildlife
Congorilla Filmabenteuer mit den kleinsten Menschen und den größten Affen by Martin Johnson( Book )

11 editions published between 1931 and 1940 in 3 languages and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Adventures with pymies and gorillas in Africa
Jungle pets by Osa Johnson( Book )

1 edition published in 1932 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Camera trails in Africa
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I married adventure : the lives of Martin and Osa JohnsonFrom Kansas to cannibals : the story of Osa Johnson
Alternative Names
Elmer Johnson, Martin 1884-1937

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