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Lowell Thomas met Edith Wharton in Morocco in 1917, while she and Indiana Jones were shopping for trinkets, and joined their expedition. One night, while camping, he was surprised to hear that Jones was a friend of "Lawrence of Arabia" and inquired to learn more about Lawrence's personal life.
Wharton and Thomas verbally sparred over meals regarding Thomas' perceived role in providing heroes to the public and the public's right to know about celebrities' lives. When Thomas equated Wharton's character's private scenes to the public's right to know, Wharton reminded Thomas that her works and characters were fictional, not journalism.
He traveled with the party until Hidron, where he witnessed Indy uncovering a traitor supplying Berber rebels with French weapons. As they made their goodbyes, Thomas promised that he wouldn't write about Wharton's visit to Hidron.
Behind the scenesEdit
- Colonel Lawrence's War - T.E. Lawrence and Arabia (Non-fiction source)
- Lowell Thomas - American Storyteller (Non-fiction source)