Big Nambas with Hollywood Lobby Posters, Solomon Islands

On 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. Many of the audience members were in the film, including one who had been dead for a year. The natives considered it magic that the Johnsons' cameras had brought the man back to life.

Big Nambas with Hollywood Lobby Posters, Solomon Islands