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Harrison Forman

explorer , author , lecturer.

Harrison Forman, American explorer, author, lecturer. Member Explorers Club (life), American Society Journalists and Authors (founder-mem.


Forman, Harrison was born on June 15, 1904 in Milwaukee.


Student Chicago Academy Fine Arts, 1922-1923.


Director Columbia Pictures Corporation, Hollywood, 1936-1937. Made motion pictures of Chinese Communist Red Army, 1937, of bombardment of Shanghai (released through March of Time), 1937, of Russo-Japanese hostilities at Changkufeng Hill on Siberia-Manchuria-Korea border, 1938, bombardment of Warsaw, 1939. Director Lost Horizon (Acad.

President Harrison Forman World Photos, New York City Mem. Journalists and Authors (founder-mem.


  • Author, lecturer.

  • Authors (founder-member). Clubs: Clipper, Overseas Press. Author: Through Forbidden Tibet, 1935.

    Horizon Hunter, 1940. Report from Red China, 1945, 75. Changing China, 1948.

    Blunder in Asia, 1950. How to Make Money with your Camera, 1951. The Land and People of Nigeria, 1964.

    Micronesia and People’s Republic of China, 1973. Hunza in the Karakorum Highlands of the Himalayas, 1974. Contributor to mags.


Member Explorers Club (life), American Society Journalists and Authors (founder-mem.


Married Selmah Holcombe (Sandra Carlyle Forman, professional. Children: Brenda Lu, John Holcombe.

Selmah Holcombe

Brenda Lu Forman

John Holcombe Forman