Frank Buck & Friend

| May 1, 2012

Frank Buck an entrepreneur extraordinaire. He was an importer and exporter of wild animals,  a movie maker,  and dabbled in the circus . Some one created this nickname for him,”Bring em Back Alive.” Not bad for a small town fellow from Gainesville, Texas. Photo taken in 1937. Pete Kolozsy has made a very interesting comment.

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Frank Buck

| May 1, 2012

It really is a shame that they didn’t have TV back in those days. In this picture, Frank Buck and one of his animal handlers are doing a radio show to a live audience but those at home had to listen and use the theater of the mind. From the collection of Jerry Osborne. Thank […]

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Frank Buck

| December 29, 2011

This is an actual photo from the movie that Frank Buck stared in” Wild Cargo”. The snake had just a meal before the shooting of this scene.   

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Frank Buck #1

| October 27, 2011

Frank Buck was featured on the Ringling show. He and John Ringling North were great friends.  

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Frank Buck #3

| October 27, 2011

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Frank Buck #4

| October 27, 2011

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Frank Buck

| September 18, 2011

The one and only “Bring-um back Alive” Frank Buck!  This is a great photo of him. I have another of him and John Ringling North.  It is said that they were the best of friends. The photo of both can be found in some of the circus blog categories.

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Abbot, Costello, Buck and Beatty

| March 29, 2011

This is an extremely rare photo………….. Frank Buck and Clyde Beatty were to appear together for the first and only time in a movie called “Africa Screams”, They co stared with Abbot & Costello. This photo was taken just before the shooting began at Republic Studios, produced and directed by Edward Nasour. In this photo […]

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Frank Buck

| June 14, 2010

Frank Buck was an animal man and a animal importer. He got the nickname “Bring-um back alive Buck”.  Hollywood film studios felt that Frank Buck and Clyde Beatty had strong enough names to be put both of them on the silver screen. They were right. Clyde Beatty had a longer run in the movie than Buck. There is […]

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Frank Buck

| June 14, 2010

“Jungle Menace”… 1937.   This is a still publicity shot. The motion picture serial was shot by Columbia Studio. Buck wasn’t much of an actor but the movies were fun to watch.

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