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Big Nambas with Hollywood Lobby Posters, Solomon Islands 1919 108213


 On this, their second trip to the New Hebrides (now Vanuatu) in 1919, Martin had brought banners about the film he had made on their 1917 trip. He hoped to attract the Big Nambas to Tenemarou Bay beach on Malekula Island to see the film when the sun set that night.
"Practically every native shown in the picture was in the audience. As each man appeared on the screen the audience shrieked his name and roared with laughter... Suddenly the roar became a hushed murmur as the figure of a man who had been dead for a year was shown. The natives were awestruck. Martin's "magic" had brought a dead man from his grave".

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