Tuesday, June 01, 2021

Aloha Wanderwell, The World's Most Widely Traveled Woman

Image: Richard Diamond Trust.

Aloha Wanderwell was an explorer, a vaudevillian and filmmaker, a female Indiana Jones, the first woman to drive around the world, a wife and mother - and a Canadian. She was a fascinating character But I'd never heard of her until Bruce, a frequent contributor to this blog, sent me a couple of links.

The  rarely seen footage below was recently preserved by the Academy Film Archive:

This article about how she met her husband, their travels, their marriage, how they financed this lifestyle, and his murder is also very interesting. 

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