Karl Benjamin was a member of the Southern California
Abstract Classicist movement also including John McLaughlin,
Lorser Feitelson, and Helen Lundeberg. The movement painters
focus on the contemplative function of painting as an invention
of human consciousness. Often infused with gentle blues, whites,
yellows, and olive greens, their hardedge works are keenly
reflective of the unique qualities of light and space
- charecteristics of the southern California coastline.
Romeo and Juliet by
William Shakespeare (CD released June 15, 2012)
L.A. Theatre Works has released an audio version of "Romeo and Juliet"
with Richard Chamberlain in the role of Prince Escalus.
Endangered Hawai'i (Film produced by American Bird Conservancy)
(Premiere at the Environmental Film Festival)
(Washington DC, March 24, 2012)
A 30-minute film, narrated by Richard Chamberlain,
explores the on-going bird extinction crisis in Hawaiʻi
that has led to about 70 percent of all native bird species
in the state of Hawai'i becoming extinct.
Richard Chamberlain leads the viewer through the nature
of the crisis, its causes and solutions, underscored
by comments by scientists.
An appeal that is well worth being urgently and generously responded to!
morehereandhere In his book "Shattered Love", Richard Chamberlain wrote:
"I'm sitting in my study high up in the hills above Honolulu writing and
listening to the songbirds that are extramelodious during these early
days of spring. Their music lilts into the room on a cool breeze that
I inhale and make part of me. Who knows, I may be breathing in some
of the very same air these chattey birds just musically inhaled.
The documentary was granted The International Jury Prize at
the 38th EKOfilm Festival held in December 2012 in Ostrava,
Czech Republik. American Bird Conservancy Vice President for
Oceans and Islands, Dr. George Wallace, thanks in the video below
the EKOfilm Festival and all those who participated in the documentary.
He specifically thanks Richard Chamberlain who generously participated
in it and who brought special awareness and sincerity to the project.
"I am sure that Richard is one of the main reasons why this video
has been so well-received" said Dr. Wallace.
Richard Chamberlain, through American Bird Conservancy,
answered that "Hawai'i is one of the world's most
treasured jewels and that he felt he had to be part of it.
"I lived there for many years," he added, "so I could relate
to what was happening to its environment. This video was
a wonderful opportunity to give back: I'm thrilled to have
been able to contribute."
ThunderCats The Forest of Magi Oar (Cartoon Network, episode 11, season 1, aired November 11, 2011)
lent his voice to Zig, the leader of the wood forgers.
A Man And A River (Film, US Environmental Protection Agency, 1973)
Richard Chamberlain narrated a 14 minutes film produced
under the auspices of the US Environmental Protection Agency about a
Buffalo River trip that Thomas Hart Benton (1889-1975) made in 1973.
Thomas Hart Benton, painter, author and conservationist, loved the
clear-running waterway that winds through the Ozark Hills in northwestern
Arkansas and opposed a plan to build a dam on it. “A Man And A River”
is a fervent call to preserve beauty by a man who perceived beauty.
Thomas Hart Benton was also one of the co-founders of the Midwest
Regionalist School of painting.
Coincidentally, Thomas Hart Benton
was the great-nephew of Senator Thomas Hart Benton, father-in-law
of John Charles Fremont who Richard Chamberlain portrayed in
The film was shown at the park.
This narration was the first of several narrations Richard Chamberlain
would do all along the years about environment protection.