Mopelia Cruise 1929

Memoir by Margaret Buchholz, "Josephine: From Washington Working Girl to Fisherman's Wife, 1917 to 1959." It is a silent film shot in August/September 1929.

  1. 1929 Mopelia Cruise

    This 50-minute film relates to the memoir by Margaret Buchholz, "Josephine: From Washington Working Girl to Fisherman's Wife, 1917 to 1959." It is a silent film shot in August/September 1929, when Josephine was on a Caribbean cruise on the German Count Felix von Luckner's four-masted schooner, Mopelia. Josephine was working for author and news broadcaster Lowell Thomas and her job was to interview Luckner. It includes scenes shot in Bermuda, Santo Domingo and Jamaica, plus lots of on-board activities ranging from a "crossing-the-equator" ceremony to climbing in the rigging to the serious job of manning a four-master under sail.

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