An unusually revealing image of a Hollywood star wearing very tight shorts.
Buck Jones (1891-1942) was one of the greatest stars of "B-Westerns." Jones grew up on a ranch in Indian Territory (now Oklahoma), learning the riding and shooting skills required of a Western hero.
He took a menial job with the Miller Brothers 101 Ranch Wild West Show and soon became champion bronco buster but with the beginning of WWI, Jones trained horses for the Allied armies.
After the war he toured with the Ringling Brothers circus, then settled in Hollywood, where he appeared in Westerns starring Tom Mix and Franklyn Farnum.
Producer William Fox put Jones under contract and promoted him. He used the name Charles Jones at first, then Charles "Buck" Jones, before settling on Buck Jones. Note the confusion indicated on the back of the photos.
With his famed horse Silver, Buck became one of the most successful and popular actors in the genre.
Lot of two black and white silver gelatin prints, 8" x 10" (undated c. 1920s).
Overall very good condition. Minor spotting on one print, significant spotting on the side view (see scans).