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Hal and Halla Linker Film and Video Collection ca. 1955-1985

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Linker, Hal 1916  Search this
Physical description:
reference 54 DVDs (22.5 hours) sound color DVD
archival original 121 video reels (50 hours) sound color 2 inch
archival original 950 film reels (860,000 feet) sound silent color b&w 16mm
Television programs
Collection descriptions
South America
Central America
North America
Middle East
ca 1955-1985
supplementary materials: publicity materials, books, photographs, audio tapes
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.
Cite as:
Courtesy of Halla Linker
Repository Loc.:
Human Studies Film Archives Smithsonian Museum Support Center, Suitland, Maryland 20746
Travel  Search this
Clothing and dress  Search this
Rites and ceremonies  Search this
Architecture  Search this
Dance  Search this
Instruments--musical instruments  Search this
Music  Search this
Festivals  Search this
Tourism  Search this
Transportation  Search this
Cities and towns  Search this
Villages  Search this
Landscapes  Search this
Food  Search this
Marketplaces  Search this
Handicrafts  Search this
Industries  Search this
Geography  Search this
Agriculture  Search this
Games  Search this
Animals  Search this
Local number:
HSFA 2002-016
Restrictions & Rights:
OK:0 Information on reproduction and fees available from Human Studies Film Archives
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Hal Linker Film and Video Collection, ca. 1955-1985
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Human Studies Film Archives