WORLD GEOGRAPHIC SOCIETY
Francis R. Line
OCTOBER 21, 1946
THE MISSION PLAYHOUSE
FRANCIS R. Line has reached the top of his chosen field for two reasons. First, he is one of those rather unusual products of the lecture stage, a real platform personality. Secondly, his film-lectures convey the deep and real spirit of what he pictures.
Line grew up in a small town in Michigan. At the age of 11 he traveled by bicycle with his brother through the eastern states. At 18, he hiked to every state in the Union and worked his way through the University of Michigan by lecturing on his travels. At 21 he made his first journey around the world. He has been lecturing and traveling most of the time since.
In the university he was a Phi Beta Kappa student. In the world at large he is a student of peoples. He has the rare ability to portray the spirit and essence of places and peoples and countries. Those who see a Line film remember it vividly five and six years later. This is one reason why he has so often been ranked at the top in audience votes on lecture courses throughout the nation. Of the eight major films that Line has produced, four have won national recognition for being among the best films in America.
Line is a member of the Los Angeles Adventurers Club, founder and director of the Chaffey Art Association of California, and owner of the famed “Eagle Rock” in Los Angeles. With his family he lives adjacent to this great rock and is preserving it as an historic shrine and natural landmark.
CHINA December 4
KARL ROBINSON, Narrator
Land of the Mings and Chiang Kai-shek—-the splendor of the past and the promise of the future struggling together in the tremendous task of building a modern nation.
ENGLAND January 10
AUSTEN WEST, Narrator
Austen West leads us over the green isle of England. revealing its beauties and charms in color film.
THE SOUTH AMERICAN WAY February 11
HERBERT LANKS, Narrator
A trip by car on a breath-taking journey among the jungles, valleys, mountains and plains of Central and South America–a preview of the trip you may one day take in your own car.
LORDS OF THE ROCKIES March 3
• WENDELL CHAPMAN, Narrator
One of the truly rare screen stories that words can scarcely describe. Noted naturalists journey through the Rockies to film in color the incomparable scenery and rare animals.
SAILING TO SEE
CAPTAIN IRVING JOHNSON, Narrator
A sailing ship, the great Pacific. strange sights in mysterious lands—a film Journey to satisfy the “explorer” urge in every one of us.
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