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Doug Jones
Kill the Dancing Accordion Players! My Life Filming Travelogues
Doug Jones, author

Adult; Memoir; (Market)

KILL THE DANCING ACCORDION PLAYERS! My Life Filming Travelogues A memoir by Doug Jones, one of America’s best-known travel film producers. This is an amazing story of a by-gone era of entertainment. Before the Internet, cable television, and video, people packed auditoriums to see travelogue films hoping to learn about places they wanted to visit and relive memories of past trips abroad. At its peak, there were thousands of live-lecture travelogue film series in the United States and Doug Jones was one of the stars. He gave over six thousand travelogue lectures and he got to his shows by flying a twin-engine Cessna, logging over three thousand hours in the air and sixty coast-to-coast flights. He shot film in sixty-eight countries, sailed around the world on the Queen Elizabeth 2, and traveled on every form of transportation. His film The Great Canadian Train Ride drew sell-out crowds in auditoriums and theaters and sold over 1,000,000 copies on home video and DVD. This very personal memoir is filled with fascinating stories of filming around the world and includes an array of observations about everything from travel to aviation to show business. Grab your passport, sit back, relax, and come along with Doug Jones as he travels the world, camera in hand, filming travelogues.