The Kiwanis Club of La Cañada presents its popular travelogue on Saturday, May 12 at the Flintridge Prep auditorium beginning at 7:30 p.m. Tom Burrows will provide the piano entertainment prior to the program beginning at 7:10 p.m. The program will be “Around The World: One Man’s Journey,” a travel film memoir by Doug Jones.
Jones has been producing travel films since 1968. He was born and raised in Kansas City and graduated from the University of Missouri at Kansas City with a degree in radio and television broadcasting. Today he lives in Los Angeles. He produced 18 feature-length travel films and has appeared on dozens of auditorium lecture series in the United States and Canada including the National Geographic Society series at Constitution Hall in Washington, D.C. In addition to his work in producing travel films, he is an avid pilot having made over 40 solo coast to coast flights in his twin Cessna airplane.
Jones’ earliest travels were to Los Angeles on the Lockheed Constellation, the elegant four-propeller airplane designed to meets Hughes’ dreams of transporting passengers high above the weather. As a college student at University of Missouri in Kansas City, he traveled on Boeing 707s. TWA flight number one started in Kansas City and went to Hong Kong – the long way around, eight stops and 26 hours – a trip he made more than once. This early exposure to the world was the reason that he began producing travelogues in 1968.
Highlights of the film include the Taj Mahal, the Kamakura Buddha, the Pyramids, the Treasures of Tutankhamen, the Eiffel Tower, Big Ben, the Berlin Wall, Iguazu Falls, Machu Picchu, Carnaval in Rio, the Great Wall of China, and the Glaciers of Alaska, destinations as diverse as Hollywood to Hong Kong, Moscow to Brunei, Tokyo to the Amazon are featured in this very personal film. Jones uses the film to show how the world has changed and exposes the viewer to an amazing assortment of different cultures and nations of the earth.
The Kiwanis Club travelogues have been a popular community event for many years and draw audiences from both the city and surrounding areas.
For more information, call (818) 859-0814. There is ample free parking available at the Flintridge Prep parking lot on Crown Avenue.