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GUSTAV GRAHN In Person brings you American Holiday With Wild Life FILMS IN TECHNICOLOR Figure NOTED NATURALIST, EXPLORER, LECTURER One of the World's Greatest Photographers VIVID, DRAMATIC, THRILLING PROGRAM Figure AMERICAN HOLIDAY WITH WILD LIFE is an engrossing lecture illustrated with thrill-packed motion pictures of wild animal life. Many of the scenes were taken amidst the awe-inspiring grandeur of Alaska and the Rockies. Others are taken in vast wilderness areas of Canada, inaccessible except by pack train, boat, skis, or airplane. The fascinating, dramatic record of wild life is the result of numerous expeditions, some of which extended for periods of several months, taken by one of today's outstanding naturalist-photographers. Much patience was required on the part of the photographer to capture the elusive bighorn sheep, this wonderful, swift, agile and tireless animal. One sees the deer in a hop and skip fashion, bound up the mountain slopes and the graceful antelope attain incredible speed. The handsome elk is seen in various moods. The Hill-Billy mountain goat looks inquisitively down from his rocky perch. The buffalo zealously protect their offspring against coyotes which endeavor to dislodge the young calves. The bear and moose are seen both from the ground and the air. Timber wolves, coyotes and foxes are seen as they set forth in search of their prey — big and little ones are captured and bound up alive. The industrious beaver is shown felling trees and building dams, the little ones are shown playing amongst themselves. The groundhog, familiar to all as a weather prophet, is seen busily engaged in feeding the young. Pictures showing goreous[sic gorgeous] plumage, fascinate old and young alike. The lecture is interspersed with magnificent scenery, wild flowers, mountains, and waterfalls filmed in technicolor. Figure Figure Figure Figure Figure Figure Figure Figure Figure Figure Figure Figure Figure Figure Figure Figure Figure Figure Figure Figure Figure Figure Figure Figure Figure Mr. Grahn was born in Sweden, a few miles south of the Arctic Circle. As a boy he was initiated into Arctic thrills. Early in life, in a true Viking spirit, his wanderlust brought him to America. Between years of schooling and the acquiring of a higher education, with graduate study at two European universities, travel and a flair for the unusual became his avocation. The art of picture-taking grew as a natural accompaniment. So absorbing did this hobby become that he now processes his own films in his private laboratory. His outstanding pictures, his smooth delivery, his magnificent voice, his dynamic personality won him immediate approval as a lecturer both here and abroad. Mr. Grahn's adventure articles have appeared in Sunday Magazines and his pictures in the rotagravure sections. His book Mediterranean Adventures , published in Europe, enjoys wide circulation. His radio talks have been heard over the National net-work. HIS MOVIES Grahn's motion pictures are in 35 mm and 16 mm— Natural Colors & Black & White Mr. Grahn brings his special 16 mm machine which is powerful enough to give brilliant pictures for an audience as large as 5000. Whenever 35 mm film is desired, engaging party must provide projection and operator. Local screens are preferred, but a large screen is available. Window cards and programs are available for advance advertising. WELCOME DR, GUSTAV GRAHN Figure His presentation was very thrilling, extremely interesting and highly educational. Our membership expressed itself as highly pleased with the presentation. A. C. Schoepfer, Chairman, Program Committee Flint Industrial Executives Club, Flint Auditorium Figure SALMON WHEEL Figure Figure Figure Figure TYPICAL COMMENTS Kathryn Gorman, Movie Critic, St. Paul Dispatch. Movies of African Jungle Afford Real Thrill. Movie Fans who enjoy unusual films should find the reels of great interest. Clear and well-edited, the picture is one of which the sensational Buck and the Johnsons should find to their liking. Pathe News, Allyn Butterfield, Editor. All the material was exceedingly well photographed. Your telephoto shots are attractive, the composition is excellent and all in all it is a very comprehensive job. Northrop Auditorium, University of Minnesota, T. A. H. Teeter. Wild animal pictures were the most remarkable I have ever seen. The audience was the largest and most appreciative we have had this summer. Ohio State University, Bowling Green, O., J. Schwarz. His pictures are superb. Racine, Wis., Mrs. H. J. Cadwell. Dr. Gustav Grahn was here on Jauary 18, 1939 and the general impression was very favorable. He is a gentleman in the finest sense of the word. His pictures and talk are equally attractive. Even after adjournment the members were slow to leave their seats. They would have stayed longer, I'm sure. As Program Chairman I can recommend this program to the most discriminating group. Adventurers' Club, Chicago, Ill., A. T. Huizinga. We have had a good many pictures, as you readily can understand, but I really believe these were the most finished job and also were packed with more real pictures of animal and native life than any I have seen. We enjoyed it very much. World Adventure Series, Detroit, Mich., Mark L. Haas. Very favorable. Our audience considered his African picture the best they had ever seen and he tells a very graphic and entertaining story. First M. E. Church, Jackson, Michigan. The pictures were exceedingly fine. Michigan State College, E. Lansing, Mich., S. E. Crowe. I heard many people say they were remarkable pictures Mr. Grahn, himself, makes a good impression. It was a fine evening's entertainment. University Club, Chicago, Ill., F. E. Vaughan. Very favorable. His pictures were out of the ordinary, particularly the close-ups of lions and the pictures of the native ceremonies. Geographic Society, Orchestra Hall, Chicago, Ill., A. Conwell. Very good. Excellent film. Adventure Series, South Bend, Ind., Dr. Howard A. Denbo. We liked Mr. Grahn very much, a very likable personality with a splendid voice and some of the finest African pictures that we have ever seen. Women's Educational Club, Toledo, O., Mrs. C. Warrick. Very favorable and thoroughly enjoyed. We had a great number of high school students that day and they expressed a great deal of pleasure. Highland Park Women's Club, Highland Park, Mich., Helena L. Prakken. Unusual pictures and fine description we thoroughly enjoyed. The general impression was excellent. Union League Club of Chicago, Frank H. Collins. All of our members who were present enjoyed Dr. Gustav Grahn's lecture In Lion Land with a Camera very much. In fact, we were of the opinion that it was the best illustrated lecture on wild animal life in Africa that we have ever had presented here. Dr. Grahn has a very pleasing personality and is a splendid speaker. We would be delighted to have him here again. Winona Lake Institutions, James Heaton, Executive Manager. Our people were all much pleased with the lecture and pictures as presented by Gustav Grahn. I think the pictures are the equal, if not superior to those shown by Mrs. Martin Johnson, which I saw in Ft. Wayne about a month ago. Dr. Gustav Andreen, President Emeritus, Augustant College, Rock Island, Ill. The pictures were among the best I have ever seen. His collection of motion pictures was superb. Dr. E. E. Ryden, Editor of the Companion, Rock Island. Ill. Everywhere the pictures have evoked unstinted praise. University Club, Chicago, Illinois, John F. Voigt. The most wonderful pictures of wild animals that I have ever seen and was enjoyed immensely by all of us.
|Title||Gustav Grahn in person: brings you American holiday with wild life|
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|Personal Name Subject||Grahn, Gustav|
|Digital Collection||Traveling Culture: Circuit Chautauqua in the Twentieth Century|
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|Number of Pages||6|
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