Photo Tribute To a Semi-Clad Jungle Boy

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Johnny Sheffield played Boy in those vine-swinging Johnny Weissmuller Tarzan films from the last century, but that paved the way for a whole new career change.

He went on to play Bomba the Jungle Boy!

Appearing as Bomba in a variety of B-programmers in the 1940s and '50s, Johnny was never fully clothed and he always carried a long, sharp spear.

In honor of Johnny, who died in 2010, here are some shots that may give you jungle fever.


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9 comments
MartinNYID
MartinNYID

He kept many'a Saturday afternoons light and happy!

mjm
mjm

actually it's Bomba, not Bondi.

one of the actors who appeared regularly in the Bomba movies (produced by poverty row studio Monogram Films) was Woody Strode, who was a part of John Ford's stock co. of character actors.

Drew
Drew

I guess "Bondi the Jungle Boy" got his tan from Bondi Beach , Sydney Australia.?????

awwwww Bless !

Abel
Abel

Bomba's certainly getting the once-over from those two Arab types in the first color photo.  Wonder what's on their minds?

Southern Dave
Southern Dave

Ironically, he died in 2010 after a fall whilst  pruning a palm tree (!)

You can't make this stuff up!

Ladybug
Ladybug

He looks kind of short and shrimpy but hot-ish.

Park
Park

Where do you find this shit???

Musto
Musto

My mistake. I'll correct it.

Timmee
Timmee

Southern Dave, you're the best. If you're ever in NYC, we're having drinks!

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