Idris Galcia Hall, a.k.a. Aloha Wanderwell, a.k.a. “The Amelia Earhart of the Automobile” was the world’s first woman to travel around by car. The daughter of Herbert Hall and Margaret Headley Hall dreamt of adventure that was inspired by her father’s beloved collection of boyhood books. Her dreams came true in 1922 when an advertisement caught her eye: “Brains, Beauty & Breeches – World Tour Offer For Young Woman…Wanted to join an expedition!”
Aloha wasn’t just the woman who travelled the world. “Adapting easily to the rigors of life on the road, Aloha found herself filling a dizzying array of job descriptions: actress, photographer, cinematographer, driver, seamstress, laundress, film editor, vaudeville performer, salesperson, interpreter, negotiator, mechanic…and any other chores that might be assigned by the often tyrannical Captian Wanderwell.”
Props to the woman who wasn’t a traveller but also “a vaudevillian and filmmaker, a female Indiana Jones, a wife and mother.” Props to the woman who didn’t have everything but was everything.
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