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Month: October 2010

 
  • Announcement-“University of Michigan Lectures”

    “University of Michigan Lectures”Announces The Line Brothers’ illustrated lecture Introducing the Line BrothersWinfield and Francis Line, of the University of Michigan, are would travelers, journalists, and lecturers. They have seen life and tasted adventure in every state in the Union, traveling by foot. bicycle, and motor. They have explored all […]

     
     
  • Line’s Programs-Sheep, Stars, and Solitude

    Sheep, Stars, and Solitude This has for several years been the leading color motion picture of the American lecture platform. Depicting a vast trek of sheep through the wilderness of Arizona and having as its theme the heroism of a simple herder, it achieves a greatness that has seldom been […]

     
     
  • Line’s Programs-Road To Granduer

    “Road to Grandeur”One highway in this land every American—sometime or other—should travel from end to end. That is U.S. 89, which commences in the wonders of Glacier National Park on the Canadian Border and stretches grandly southward past Yellowstone, the Grand Tetons, Salt Lake City and the myriad marvels of […]

     
     
  • Line’s Programs-Introducing FRL

    INTRODUCINGFRANCIS R. LINEIn the last fifteen years Francis R. Line has personally presented his color motion pictures before more than a million persons in America, on nearly every major lecture course in the land from the National Geographic’s CONSTITUTION HALL in Washington, D.C. (eight appearances) to the 3000-seat Civic Auditorium […]

     
     
  • Columbia River lecture

    Francis R. Line is one of the outstanding personalities of the lecture platform. A member of the New York Explorers’ Club, the Circumnavigators, and the Los Angeles and New York Adventurers’ Clubs, he has made adventure his business. By popular vote he is all-time first place winner on America’s largest […]

     
     
  • Adventure Unlimited “After Words”

    “After Words” The success of our motion picture, Sheep, Stars, and Solitude, changed the entire course of our film-making activities. Why go to distant lands overseas when our own West had so much to offer? Columbia River Country was the first of these western productions. This great river rises in […]

     
     
  • Adventure Unlimited chapter twenty-four

    CHAPTER 24 Sheep, Stars, and Solitude Shortly after returning home from the filming of Finland Waters, Russia had attacked Finland, making our documentary on that country more timely than anything else we could have produced. A year and three months after completing Circle of Fire Japan had attacked Pearl Harbor, […]

     
     
  • Adventure Unlimited chapter twenty-three

    CHAPTER 23Clothes Make the Man Packing for an extended lecture journey by train across America is a meticulous and exacting undertaking—two heavy projectors, a cumbersome public address system, often a phonograph (or later a wire recorder; still later a tape recorder), five or six cartons of frselms, a huge suitcase, […]

     
     
  • Adventure Unlimited chapter twenty-two

    CHAPTER 22 I Travel by Train Now that America had entered the war, our timely Circle of Fire film strained our calendar capacity to the limit Also, war conditions put an unforeseen and almost unbelievable strain on travel, to get to lecture engagements. Gasoline was rationed; long-distance driving was a […]

     
     
  • Adventure Unlimited chapter twenty-one

    CHAPTER 21 This is Your America On the thousands of miles of train travel, back and forth and up and down across America which it was necessary for me to make each year to arrive at my illustrated lecture engagements, I often carried motion picture camera and tripod—in addition to […]