World Jungle Compound

| May 6, 2012

Billie Richards and Trader Horne took over Jungleland in the mid 1950′s. The trainers and other performers stayed on so there was not much of a change. The changes that were made was in name recognition and in their advertisement, but mostly it was business as usual. Both men were good business men. They came […]

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World Jungle Compound

| May 6, 2012

As you can see here in the compound’s flyer, the World Jungle Compound featured an array of great wild animal trainers. Many of those trainers did a lot of studio work, adding to the income of the newly formed partnership. On another note, I believe it was Trader Horne that invented the little baby plastic […]

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Horne & Richards

| May 6, 2012

Trader Horne is on the left and Billie Richards on the right. This photo taken at the World Jungle Compound. The following posts feature some of their movie production notes.

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Production Notes #1

| May 6, 2012

These documents and many of the photos were given to me by Billie Richards nephew Jerry Osborne.

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Production Notes #2

| May 6, 2012

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Production Notes #3

| May 6, 2012

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Production Notes #4

| May 6, 2012

This is what is known as a deal memo, made out before an actual contract.

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Production Notes #5

| May 6, 2012

Finally, after some time and a lot of money the movie was made. For an unknown reason the picture was never released. The movie video version is now in the hands of Jerry Osborne, but the soundtrack is nowhere to be found. Why they were separated no one will ever know. I have been talking […]

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Trader Horne

| May 6, 2012

Trader Horne is gone now, but many of his ideas live on.

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Billie Richards

| May 6, 2012

Billie Richards the little man was a big entrepreneur and he loved show business. No matter how hard Billie and Trader tried, the compound became too much for them. I do not know the date that The World Jungle Compound  went back to Louis Goebel the founder of Jungleland, but the above-ground facilities were sold […]

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