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LOWELL THOMAS - BOOK SIGNED CIRCA 1968 - HFSID 226060

LOWELL THOMAS The American writer and broadcaster signed this copy of his book Famous First Flights That Changed History Book Signed: “Lowell Thomas” in green ink on the first blank white page. Hardcover with book jacket.

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LOWELL THOMAS The American writer and broadcaster signed this copy of his book Famous First Flights That Changed History Book Signed: “Lowell Thomas” in green ink on the first blank white page. Hardcover with book jacket. Title: Famous First Flights That Changed History. Publisher: Doubleday & Company, Inc. Place: Garden City, New York. Year: 1968. Pages: 340. In 1935, Lowell Thomas (1892-1981) became the voice of Fox Movietone News, the newsreel service widely distributed throughout movie houses in the United States. He narrated the newsreels for 17 years (1935-1952) and was heard weekly by an audience of almost 100 million people. Thomas also narrated This is Cinerama (1952), the first movie made in the Cinerama process, and wrote the screenplays for a number of 1975 Lowell Thomas Remembers documentaries that spanned the years 1930 to the early 1960s. He was also the author of over 50 books on travel, comment and adventure, including 1924's With Lawrence of Arabia. Years before his screen career took off, Thomas travelled with T. E. Lawrence and publicized his diplomatic work in the Sinai and Palestine region. Thomas's photographs of the British archaeologist led to the popularity of him as a romantic figure and the eventual production of Lawrence of Arabia (1962), now considered one of the greatest films of all time. T. E. Lawrence never forgave Thomas for publicizing his life without his permission, however. Book jacket heavily worn, with creasing and toning throughout. Pages slightly toned around edges. Pencil notes on pages in unknown hand. 

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