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Osa Johnson
Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Media Studies.ORCID iD: 0000-0001-5158-3216
2013 (English)Other (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

Osa Johnson, billed as “The Heroine of 1,000 Thrills” in the promotion for Jungle Adventures(1921) and deemed “the greatest woman explorer and big-game hunter” by Collier’s magazine, spent most of her career as “Mrs. Martin Johnson,” the female half of the famous “Martin Johnsons.” She only acquired popular recognition as “Osa Johnson” when she continued her adventures following her husband’s untimely death in 1937. Over the course of the Johnsons’ twenty-seven-year career together, they collaborated on fourteen feature films, thirty-seven educational short films, seven books, and countless lecture presentations on their expeditions to the South Pacific, Africa, and Borneo.

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Women Film Pioneers Project: Center for Digital Research and Scholarship , 2013.
Keyword [en]
safari films, documentary, female filmmakers, film history, gender, colonialism, Africa
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Studies on Film
URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-99580OAI: diva2:687262
Available from: 2014-01-13 Created: 2014-01-13 Last updated: 2014-01-13

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