NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. /California Newswire/ — The Library of Congress has just announced its annual list of 25 films selected to be preserved in the National Film Registry’s vault. And, Richard Diamond, trustee, Richard Diamond Trust, is excited to share that “With Car and Camera Around the World” made the cut. The films selected are considered to be some of America’s most influential motion pictures.
The National Film Registry provides the following description for this historic silent film: “Filmed from 1922 to 1929, the film documents the expeditions of Walter Wanderwell and Aloha Wanderwell Baker, the first woman to drive around the world by car. The couple, along with a crew of volunteers, crisscrossed dozens of countries in a caravan of Ford Model Ts, filming people, cultures and historical landmarks on 35mm film. Learning the filmmaking craft along the way, Aloha served as camera assistant, cinematographer, editor, actress, screenwriter, interpreter, driver, negotiator, and, at times, director.”
Diamond, who is also Aloha’s grandson, is responsible for working to preserve the “Aloha Wanderwell Collection” including rare footage, technicolor movies and one sound film. There are even some home movies in color that feature Humphrey Bogart.
“It’s exhilarating to know that ‘With Car and Camera Around the World’ will be preserved for generations to come,” Diamond says.
For more information and to view the complete list of films: https://www.loc.gov/item/prn-20-082/
About the National Film Registry
The National Film Registry is a list of films deemed “culturally, historically or aesthetically significant” that are recommended for preservation by those holding the best elements for that film, be it motion picture studios, the Library of Congress and other archives, or filmmakers. These films are not selected as the ‘best’ American films of all time, but rather as works of enduring importance to American culture. They reflect the people of a nation.
About Aloha Wanderwell
Aloha Wanderwell was an explorer, a vaudevillian and filmmaker, a female Indiana Jones with a driving passion. She visited places no western man or woman had seen before. She was a figure of controversy that combined reality with romance. Her quest for adventure was untamable.
Born on October 13, 1906, she was inspired by the fantastic tales she read in her father’s beloved collection of boyhood books, she dreamed of travel, adventure and intrigue in far-flung corners of the globe. At the age of 16, she embarked on an ambitious, around-the-world expedition led by “Captain” Wanderwell.
For more information: https://www.AlohaWanderwell.com
*VIDEO: See rare 1920s and 1930s footage from Aloha Wanderwell: