WorldCat Identities

Johnson, Martin 1884-1937

Overview
Works: 178 works in 513 publications in 13 languages and 6,562 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Aerial views  History  Documentary films  Biographies  Travelogues (Motion pictures)  Nonfiction films  Pictorial works  Juvenile works  Fiction 
Roles: Author, Photographer, Narrator, Interviewee, Director, Designer, Production personnel
Classifications: TR140.J63, 923.9
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Safari; a saga of the African blue by Martin Johnson( Book )

22 editions published between 1926 and 1972 in English and held by 524 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Camera trails in Africa by Martin Johnson( Book )

14 editions published between 1924 and 2018 in English and held by 370 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

16 editions published between 1931 and 1936 in English and French and held by 352 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 304 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

9 editions published between 1922 and 1929 in English and held by 271 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 )

5 editions published between 1929 and 1935 in English and held by 270 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Simba( Visual )

11 editions published between 1928 and 2015 in English and held by 155 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 )

27 editions published between 1935 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

10 editions published between 1913 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This tale is about the adventures of Jack London and the crew of the Snark on the South Seas in the early 20th century
Mit dem Kurbelkasten bei den Menschenfressern : Abenteuer auf den Neuen Hebriden by Martin Johnson( Book )

15 editions published between 1927 and 2010 in German and English and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Safari : récit de la brousse africaine by Martin Johnson( Book )

24 editions published between 1928 and 1954 in 8 languages and held by 42 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 )

2 editions published in 1992 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 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

6 editions published between 1920 and 1940 in German and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Congorilla : Filmabenteuer mit den kleinsten Menschen und den größten Affen by Martin-Elmer Johnson( Book )

16 editions published between 1931 and 1950 in 4 languages and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Adventures with pymies and gorillas in Africa
Borneo( Visual )

12 editions published between 1982 and 2015 in English and held by 19 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 : 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
Jungle pets by Osa Johnson( Book )

1 edition published in 1932 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Baboona( Visual )

9 editions published between 1935 and 2015 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Johnsons, naturalists and explorers, journey across Africa in two small airplanes, encountering and filming many forms of native wildlife, especially a large population of baboons
 
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Camera trails in Africa
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Osa and Martin : for the love of adventureFrom Kansas to cannibals : the story of Osa Johnson
Alternative Names
Elmer Johnson, Martin 1884-1937

Johnson, Martin 1884-1937

Johnson, Martin Cristopher

Johnson, Martin E.

Johnson Martin E. 1884-1937

Johnson Martin Elmer

Johnson, Martin Elmer 1884-1937

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Мартин Джонсон

مارتن جونسون مستكشف أمريكي

ジョンソン, マーチン

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