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    Bring 'Em Back Alive (RKO, 1932). Midget Window Card (8" X 14"). Frank Buck was the animal guy of the 1930s, a sort of Steve Irwin on steroids. Before the days of "Animal Planet" and "Wild Kingdom," Buck, who's famous motto was "Bring 'Em Back Alive," thrilled audiences everywhere with his tales of encountering wild animals in their natural habitat. Indeed, his exploits, including winning a bare-handed fist fight with an orangutan, were the stuff of legend. He made several films, including the 15-chapter serial, "Jungle Menace," and showed his astounding collection of animals at the Chicago World's Fair in 1933. He joined Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus in 1937, and released a best-selling book in 1941. This card, promoting Buck's very first film and featuring very different art than either the one sheet or the window card, is a real beauty, with only a 3.75" crease in the upper right corner, a small tear in the bottom border, and a dust shadow at the top keeping it from a higher grade. From the Collection of Denver Sherry. Very Fine+.

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