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Author Huffman-klinkowitz, Julie, 1956-

Title The enchanted quest of Dana and Ginger Lamb / Julie Huffman-klinkowitz and Jerome Klinkowitz
Edition First edition
Published Jackson : University Press of Mississippi, 2006
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Description 1 online resource (xxxi, 260 pages) : illustrations
Contents Roots and rejections -- Enchanted vagabonds -- Spying for the boss -- Quest for the lost city -- Starring on stage and screen
Summary "Best-selling authors, sensational lecturers, documentary filmmakers, amateur archaeologists, spies for FDR - Dana and Ginger Lamb led the life of Indiana Jones long before the movie icon was ever scripted. "We blaze the trail," Ginger said, "and the scientists follow."" "The Enchanted Quest of Dana and Gingar Lamb is the first biography of this captivating, entrepreneurial couple. In Southern California, they started married life in 1933 by building a canoe. With only $4.10 in their pockets, they paddled to Central America and through the Panama Canal. Three years later they returned triumphant, bearing the photographic record of the amazing trek that made them famous."
"After releasing their best-selling book, Enchanted Vagabonds, the two became exactly that. They relentlessly lectured for the public and postured for the media until they were able to fund more exotic voyages to remote jungles and rivers. So convincing were they on the circuit that their most powerful fan, President Franklin D. Roosevelt, coerced J. Edgar Hoover into hiring the Lambs as spies in Mexico. After World War II they launched their Quest for the Lost City, which yielded another book and documentary. Other escapades, no less thrilling or marketable, filled the remainder of their astonishing lives."
"The Enchanted Quest of Dana and Ginger Lamb argues that the Lambs were geniuses of popular entertainment and the precursors to Animal Planet, the Travel Channel, and numerous documentary-format television shows. Drawing on historical records, the Lambs' books and letters, and recently declassified espionage documents, biographers Julie Huffman-klinkowitz and Jerome Klinkowitz show how the Lambs succeeded in marketing their conquests and films to armchair explorers around the world and how they became, in popular imagination, the quintessential American adventurers."--BOOK JACKET
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 219-249) and index
Notes Description based on print version record
Subject Lamb, Dana, 1901-1979.
Lamb, Ginger.
Adventure and adventurers -- United States -- Biography.
Documentary films -- History and criticism.
Explorers -- United States -- Biography.
Lecturers -- United States -- Biography.
Motion picture producers and directors -- United States -- Biography.
Genre/Form Biographies.
Form Electronic book
Author Klinkowitz, Jerome.
ISBN 1621032884 (electronic bk.)
9781621032885 (electronic bk.)