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Figure WILLIAM B. LARSEN Noted Cameraman and News Photographer, who spent Ten Years in South America for RKO-Pathe News … A Leading Authority on South America … Will Present Master Color Films of City and Country Life in Chile and Skiing in the Andes. Also Pistol Politics of Argentina with 30 Minutes of Color Movies… KIMBALL BUILDING Chicago 4, Ill. Phone: Harrison 7-8723 THE REDPATH BUREAU 24 W. 45th St., Suite 5-N New York 19, N. Y. Phone: MUrray Hill 7-7073 WILLIAM B. LARSEN WILLIAM B. LARSEN, famed RKO-Pathe News cameraman spent ten exciting years in South America. He is considered a leading expert on South American affairs. As a newsreel cameraman he has covered some of the most important events in our southern hemisphere. His color photography is superb. He spent many months getting color movies of Chile and Argentina. From Peruvian Times, Lima, Peru BILL LARSEN—A GOOD NEIGHBOR MAKER— Much has been said and done in recent years to bring together peoples of the Americas, through newspapers, magazines and news reels and through the encouragement of travel and the rapid modernization of ways of communication from the Bering Straits to Cape Horn. Among the indefatigable workers in this field, who have been instrumental in a practical way in implementing the GOOD NEIGHBOR policy through the use of newsreels, is WILLIAM (Bill) LARSEN, RKO-Pathe News cameraman, who is at present in Peru making films for a group of American producers, RKO-Pathe, Movietone, Paramount, Universal and Metro. Many of his subjects dealing with this Republic have already made their appearance abroad and in national theaters. Cameraman Larsen, for instance was the official newsreel operator with Vice-President Wallace, on the latter's tour of Chile, Bolivia and Peru. Larsen has also made newsreel films of the Peruvian Air Force Training Program. These newsreel films of Peru are shown in practically all the cinema theaters of North and South America, Africa, Australia. Bill Larsen started making films in South and Central America as far back as 1935. The previous year he had been touring North Africa and the Mediterranean countries … A few years ago Larsen was appointed Chief of the Motion Picture Section of the Pan American Union in Washington, and through the influence of this pioneer Pan American organization he made a number of educational sound films, dealing with Mexico, Panama, Cuba, Brazil, Guatemala and the West Indies. These films are still maintained in constant circulation by the Pan American Union in the United States. When the Second World War was launched, Larsen was in Brazil making newsreel films. In January, 1941, he covered the historic Conference of Foreign Ministers of the American Republics at Rio de Janeiro. He then proceeded, by way of Paraguay and Argentina, to Chile. Larsen is, in all probability, the best informed civilian in Latin America, on the military, naval and air establishments of these Republics. He is familiar with the schools, the camps, flying fields, naval yards and ships of all the leading Republics. Though a star motion picture man, still photographs are his special hobby, especially of the people he has met. His photographs and albums are scattered over the messrooms of the continent, in submarines, on office walls, the desks of Presidents, and even in the cockpit of planes. During the ten years he has been making films, Larsen has shot an estimated two million feet of movie film, at least a half million of this in the American Republics—sort of a reel Good Neighbor. Three Outsanding Film Lectures in Color City and Country Life in Chile (Complete color film) Skiing in the Andes (Complete color film) Pistol Politics of Argentina An unbiased survey of this country with 30 minutes of color movie.
|Title||William B. Larsen|
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|Personal Name Subject||Larsen, William Burton|
|Digital Collection||Traveling Culture: Circuit Chautauqua in the Twentieth Century|
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|Archival Collection||Redpath Chautauqua Collection|
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|Number of Pages||2|
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