Frank Baker was an Australian actor and stuntman in Hollywood whose career spanned from 1912 to 1970. He was born in Melbourne, Australia in 1892. His brother Snowy Baker was a well-known silent film star and boxing promoter in Australia. Both men eventually settled in Hollywood in the 1920s. Over his career Frank appeared in 18 John Ford films and was considered a member of Ford’s stock company. Baker appeared in bit parts in about 100 films throughout his long career including Of Human Bondage (1934), The New Adventures of Tarzan (1935), Stagecoach (1939), That Forsyte Woman (1949), The Quiet Man (1952) and My Fair Lady (1964). He passed away at the Motion Picture Country House and Hospital in Woodland Hills, California in 1980.
This collection consists of ink drawings, color paintings and notes by Frank Baker of costumes and locations for the films The Bushranger (1928, directed by Chester Withey) and The Lost Patrol (1934, directed by John Ford).