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Out of Africa Fun Features

This is the section for all our "FUN" Out of Africa information - please enjoy!

Karen Blixen's Movie Monologues
A Eulogy for a Big Game Hunter
A Shampoo and a Poem
The Real Characters of Out of Africa

Did You Know?

… that Baroness Karen Blixen was a real person. After she left Africa she went back to Denmark and wrote novels under the name Isak Dinesen.

... that the song that Denys and Karen play for the monkey while they are on safari is Mozart's Clarinet Concerto which is featured on the Out Of Africa: Music From The Motion Picture Soundtrack.

... that to this day Karen Blixen is the only woman who has ever been invited for a drink at the bar at the Muthaiga Country Club. The website makes the men only policy clear in this description: Male visitors will often find themselves drawn to the Members' Bar, where history hangs heavy from the walls in a celebrated collection of clocks, crests and colonial artefacts.

... that you can watch John Barry win his Oscar for the magnificent film score he wrote for Out of Africa (Look who is giving out the award!!- Here's a clue - We're singing in the rain.)

... Watch this wonderful interview with Meryl Streep. She is charming and funny as she tells her stories from the set. How she tried to convince Sydney Pollack she was sexy enough for the role, how she thought the lions outside her tent were the neighbors with heartburn, and that yes the lions were really imported lions from California. There's also the story of the untethered lion which the director is quick to deny. A real Out of Africa treasure.

Out of Africa On Location

Grauman's/Mann's Chinese Theater Footprints
Meryl Streep is just one of the many legendary celebrities to leave hand and footprints outside the famous Grauman's (now Mann's) Chinese Theater.

Meryl Streep Prints
Mann's Chinese Theater

6925 Hollywood Blvd.
Hollywood, CA

Hollywood Walk of Fame Star
In the early 1960's, the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce developed the idea of the "Hollywood Walk of Fame." The sidewalks of the most famous streets in the heart of Hollywood were lined with "stars" recognizing celebrities' life-long contributions to the entertainment industry. Receiving a star is still to this day considered a huge honor. Here's where you can find Meryl Streep's star:

Meryl Streep
Walk of Fame Star
(Motion Pictures)

Hollywood Blvd.
Hollywood, CA

Take your own Out of Africa Safari
Much of the movie was filmed on location at the Maasai Mara National Preserve outside of Nairobi, Kenya. For more information on photographic safari's:

The Maasi Mara National Preserve
Official Website

Historical Museums
There are two museums dedicated to the life and career of Karen Blixen (aka Isak Dinesen), one in Denmark and the other in Nairobi. Learn more about them at their official websites.

Karen Blixen Museum
Rungstedlund, Denmark
(25 miles north of Copenhagen)
Official Website

Karen Blixen Museum
P.O. Box 40658
Nairoibi, Africa
Official Website

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Out of Africa

Karen Blixen ( Meryl Streep ):

"Perhaps he knew as I did not that the world was made round so we don't see too far down the road."

What disease does the Baroness contract in Africa?