Dwight Stanley Long

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Los Angeles Maritime Museum Research Library Collection 31


Scanned image from the Dwight Long collection depicts Dwight Long editing film.

The following is excerpted from the finding aid for the collection.

Title: Papers of Dwight Stanley Long

Dates: 1934 – 1993 (bulk 1934-1959)

Creator: Dwight Stanley Long

Extent: 1 cu. ft.

Physical characteristics:
Black and white photographs, loose and in scrapbooks, printed programs, books, correspondence

Dwight Stanley Long’s (1915-1993) adventures as a circumnavigator, photographer and film director between 1934 and 1959 are revealed in photograph albums, programs, correspondence, books, articles, and press releases, as well as his numerous articles. His 32’ ketch was the IDLE HOUR, subject of a movie entitled “Sailing All Seas”.

Biographical Notes:
Dwight Long, sailor, lecturer, and documentary filmmaker, was born and raised in Seattle, Washington. In 1934 he left Seattle to sail a 32 ft. ketch, the “IDLE HOUR”, around the world via the Pacific, Indian and Atlantic Oceans to the East Coast of the United States when the ketch was badly damaged in the hurricane of 1938. Long wrote a book, “Sailing All Seas” documenting his circumnavigation of the globe. He lectured in numerous cities both during and following his journey. During World War II he joined the U.S. Navy and became a documentary film producer. After the War, he continued making films, such as “Tanga Tika”, released in 1954. Dwight Long died in Los Angeles in 1993.

Administrative Information:
Repository: Los Angeles Maritime Museum Research Library
Access, Use: Prior arrangement with Librarian or Curator, Museum Director
Preferred Citation:Papers of Dwight Long
Copyright Notice: Copyright restrictions may apply. Read our copyright notice here.

View the full Finding Aid: on O.A.C., Online Archive of California. Click on “Additional collection guides” to see the full finding aid.

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