Donated by Halla Linker Aguirre and California State University at Northridge, University Library in 2002
Television broadcasts created by Hal Linker with his wife, Halla, and son, David for an independent southern California television station documenting their travels all over the world. Collection consists of what are now believed to be travel-lecture films by Hal Linker predating his television productions and the television programs created under three main series: "Three Passports to Adventure"; "The Wild, the Weird and the Wonderful"; and "Wonders of the World". Initially the programs were entirely created on 16mm film but later the travel portions were shot on 16mm film with the final program assembled on 2 inch (quad) videotape using the studio portions on videotape edited with the 16mm travel footage. Physically the collection consists of 16mm edited titles (original film and film prints), incomplete titles (Linker's reused older footage in newer programs), film outtakes and two inch (quad) edited programs. Collection also contains a few titles that are sponsored films, film footage that was not used in the programs but is not outtakes. We believe this collection is all that remains of the Linkers' ouevre which is missing a number of titles and associated materials.
Courtesy of Halla Linker
Human Studies Film Archives Smithsonian Museum Support Center, Suitland, Maryland 20746