In Africa – John Wayne

In Africa

In Africa

In AfricaAnnouncement Date : Jan 1 , 1962

Filmed in the Arusha National Park in Tanzania, director Howard Hawks’ “Hatari!” (1962) remains a stunning historical record of the region as Wayne and his co-stars bring the beauty and adventure of east Africa to the silver screen.  The film proved to be significant for the region, bringing never before seen images and sparking interest in the region as a tourist destination.

 

Nominated for an Academy Award for best cinematography, the film also became popular for Henry Mancini’s composition, “Baby Elephant Walk.”  The picture shown is of John Wayne with his daughter Aissa sitting on a baby elephant during the filming of Hatari!