Karl von Hoffman (St. Petersburg, Russia, c. 1889 – New York, New York, USA, 8 July 1982) was a soldier, adventurer, author, and photographer of German ancestry. He was a descendant of Melchior Hoffman; journalist Nicholas von Hoffman is his son.

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  • Karl von Hoffman (St. Petersburg, Russia, c. 1889 – New York, New York, USA, 8 July 1982) was a soldier, adventurer, author, and photographer of German ancestry. He was a descendant of Melchior Hoffman; journalist Nicholas von Hoffman is his son. At the age of 17, von Hoffman—then a military cadet—disobeyed his mother's wishes and joined the Russian army during the Russo-Japanese War. For actions during the war he was awarded the Order of St. Anna. He participated in World War I, serving in the Russian army, and then under Admiral Kolchak on the White Russian side in the Russian Civil War. Von Hoffman is said by some sources to have been on the Roosevelt-Rondon Scientific Expedition in 1913; however, Theodore Roosevelt does not mention him in his memoir of the expedition, but footage proving von Hoffman's presence can be found here. Von Hoffman was an explorer who once led a safari from Cape Town, South Africa, to Cairo—a walk that took him three years and was the basis of his two books, Jungle Gods (New York, H. Holt and Company [c1929]) and Jerry on Safari: A 7,000 Mile Journey from Cairo to the Cape (Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott Company, 1936). Von Hoffman's photographs of the Mexican Revolution and of Theodore Roosevelt were celebrated; his photographs of Roosevelt and Pancho Villa were exhibited in 2002 at the Martin & Osa Johnson SafariMuseum. He was the cinematographer for films including The Life of General Villa, (1914,), featuring Pancho Villa himself. The movie was produced by D. W. Griffith. Von Hoffman often said his knowledge of the use of machine guns was one of the things Griffiths offered Villa to gain his participation in the movie. (In 2003, the filming of the documentary about Villa was turned into a TV movie, And Starring Pancho Villa as Himself, directed by Bruce Beresford and written by Larry Gelbart with the minor role of von Hoffman played by Julian Sedgwick.) Von Hoffman was also cinematographer of The Marriage Bond (1916) directed by Lawrence Marston. He was a member of the Explorers Club. He was also an Honorary Life Member and past president (1962) of the Adventurers' Club of New York. (en)
  • Carl von Hoffman (São Petersburgo, Rússia, c. 1889 — Nova Iorque, Nova Iorque, 8 de julho de 1982) foi um soldado, aventureiro, escritor e fotógrafo de ascendência alemã. Era descendente de Melchior Hofman; o jornalista Nicholas von Hoffman (1929 —) é seu filho. Aos dezessete anos, Von Hoffman—então cadete militar—desobedeceu a vontade de sua mãe e se juntou ao Exército russo durante a Guerra Russo-Japonesa. Por ações durante a guerra, foi condecorado com a Ordem de Santa Ana. Participou na Primeira Guerra Mundial, servindo no exército russo e, então, sob o almirante Aleksandr Kolchak do lado Movimento Branco na Guerra Civil Russa. Von Hoffman foi explorador que já levou um safári da Cidade do Cabo, África do Sul, ao Cairo—uma caminhada que levou três anos e foi a base de seus dois livros, Jungle Gods (Nova Iorque, H. Holt e Company [c. 1929]) e Jerry on Safari: A 7,000 Mile Journey from Cairo to the Cape (Filadélfia: J. B. Lippincott Company, 1936). As fotografias do Von Hoffman da Revolução Mexicana e de Theodore Roosevelt foram celebradas; suas fotografias de Roosevelt e Pancho Villa foram exibidas em 2002 no Museu Martin & Osa Johnson Safari. Foi diretor de fotografia para o filme The Life of General Villa (1914), estrelando Pancho Villa como ele mesmo. O filme foi produzido por D. W. Griffith. Von Hoffman disse, muitas vezes, que seu conhecimento do uso de metralhadoras foi uma das coisas que Griffith ofereceu a Villa de obter a participação dele no filme. (Em 2003, as filmagens do documentário sobre a vida de Villa foram transformadas em um telefilme, And Starring Pancho Villa as Himself, dirigido por Bruce Beresford e escrito por Larry Gelbart com o papel secundário de Von Hoffman interpretado por Julian Sedgwick. Von Hoffman foi também diretor de fotografia de The Marriage Bond (1916), dirigido por Lawrence Marston. Foi membro do Explorers Club. (pt)
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  • Karl von Hoffman (St. Petersburg, Russia, c. 1889 – New York, New York, USA, 8 July 1982) was a soldier, adventurer, author, and photographer of German ancestry. He was a descendant of Melchior Hoffman; journalist Nicholas von Hoffman is his son. (en)
  • Carl von Hoffman (São Petersburgo, Rússia, c. 1889 — Nova Iorque, Nova Iorque, 8 de julho de 1982) foi um soldado, aventureiro, escritor e fotógrafo de ascendência alemã. Era descendente de Melchior Hofman; o jornalista Nicholas von Hoffman (1929 —) é seu filho. (pt)
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