DVD, Videos and BOOKS and Artwork
George Adamson & Joy Adamson


Exceptional True Life 'DVD/Videos'
set in the wilds of Africa!

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BOOKS -

BornFree_BookCover_Medium_9-04.jpg (8873 bytes) Born Free: A Lioness of Two Worlds   Author-Joy Adamson  
ISBN: 0375714383
Joy Adamson's touching and remarkable TRUE story of a lion cub in transition between the captivity in which she is raised and the wild to which she is returned captures the abilities of both humans and animals to cross the seemingly unbridgeable gap between their radically different worlds. It clearly shows that even wild animals are individuals, capable of great trust, understanding and affection. Many photos. 
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NOTE: There is a VIDEO and DVD with same title are available. (See the DVD/VIDEO section of this page.)


LivingFree_BookCover_Medium.jpg (14115 bytes) Living Free: Elsa and Her Cubs - Author: Joy Adamson
The remarkable story, as extraordinary as Born Free, of Elsa and her 3 cubs, Jespah, Gopa and Little Elsa.  Library of Congress: 61-15810
To Order-US - Alibris


ForeverFree_BookCover_Medium.jpg (13051 bytes) Forever Free: Elsa and Her Cubs  - Author: Joy Adamson
The final volume of the most beloved true animal story of all time.
Library of Congress; 63-8081
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TheStoryOfElsa_BookCover_Medium.jpg (10317 bytes) THE STORY OF ELSA; Author: Joy Adamson
To coincide with the release of the movie Born Free, Joy Adamson condensed into one volume the story of the lioness Elsa, previously published in three volumes: Born Free, Living Free and Forever Free.
Library of Congress: 65-23973
To Order-US - Alibris
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BwanaGame_BookCover_Medium.jpg (10799 bytes) Bwana Game ('UK' title)  - George's 1st autobiography
Bwana Game (A Lifetime With Lions) the first autobiography of George Adamson. He describes his childhood in India, his family's move to Kenya and the strange and varied ways he earned a living when he came out to Africa. His account of the years he spent as game warden of the Northern Frontier District of Kenya is crammed with gripping stories of adventures. Also are the heartwarming stories about the many animals which he helped and loved.  A unique, fascinating gentleman and an equally fascinating book.
London: Collins and Harvill Press. 320p.
Author: George Adamson
To Order-US - Alibris


ALifetimeWithLions_BookCover_Medium.jpg (13013 bytes) A Lifetime With Lions: ('U.S.' title) - George's 1st autobiography
A Lifetime With Lions(Bwana Game) the first autobiography of George Adamson. He describes his childhood in India, his family's move to Kenya and the strange and varied ways he earned a living when he came out to Africa. His account of the years he spent as game warden of the Northern Frontier District of Kenya is crammed with gripping stories of adventures. Also are the heartwarming stories about the many animals which he helped and loved. A unique, fascinating gentleman and an equally fascinating book.
Author: George Adamson
To Order-US - Alibris


MyPrideAndJoy_BookCover_Medium.jpg (14007 bytes) My Pride and Joy - George's 2nd autobiography
George Adamson tells the story of his marriage to Joy, and the story of "the lions he saved from imprisonment, loved and returned to the wild - with frankness and wry humor. ...." writes Elspeth Huxley(author of Flame Trees of Thika)
Author:  George Adamson
London: Collins and Harvill Press. 1986. 304p.
ISBN: 0 00 272518 5
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WhereTheLionWalked_GarethPatterson_Book.jpg (8364 bytes) Where The Lion Walked - Author:  Gareth Patterson
 c1991  - ASIN: 0670834777  ISBN-13: 978-0670834778 The Penguin Group (SA) (Pty) Ltd
Thee story of a journey into the vanishing wilderness of the lion in contemporary Africa.   Gareth tell about meeting George Adamson.
Details About Book
(Hard to find.)


Lions'Legacy_GarethPatterson_Book.jpg (11318 bytes) The Lions' Legacy - Author:  Gareth Patterson c1991
Gareth writes about working with George Adamson and the lions of Africa and his experience of rescuing the three cubs after George Adamson was murdered.  In the Foreword of the book, Virginia McKenna(star of the movie Born Free) writes this,  "....On George's death the three young lions at Kora which he was rehabilitating back to the wild were suddenly left without their 'teacher'. Their father figure. For Gareth there was not only one path to tread - a patch he would share with the new 'family'(the lion cubs) - though not, sadly, in the wilds of Kora, where George's other lions still haunt the river bank and movie silently through the sea of thorn tress.
George's body may be buried at Kampi ya Simba but his spirit is everywhere , touching all of us who knew him - inspiring Gareth as he, in his turn, dedicates his life to lions - and to protecting animals and their future in the wild."

Details About Book
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LastOfTheFree_GarethPatterson_Book.jpg (9632 bytes) Last of the Free - Author:  Gareth Patterson
c1994 - ASIN: 0312131097
An Inspirational Story of Three Young Lions Restored to the Wild, and the Man Who Risked His Life to Protect Them. Final Chapter in the Born Free Saga.
Details About Book
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WithMySoulAmongstLions_GarethPatterson_Book.jpg (11002 bytes) With My Soul Amongst Lions - Author:  Gareth Patterson
c1996 - St Martins Pr (Trade); ISBN: 0312147686
A moving struggle to protect the last of the George Adamson's lions.
Details About Book
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DyngToBeFree.jpg (10461 bytes) Dying To Be Free - Author Gareth Patterson
c1998 - Penguin Books; ISBN 0670 88469 3.
The Canned Lion Hunt Scandle
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OnPlayingWithLions_BookCover_Medium.jpg (12486 bytes) ON PLAYING WITH LIONS; - Author:  Virginia Mckenna
This book is a fascinating record of extraordinary experiences which Bill Travers and his wife Virginia McKenna had while staying in Kenya and starring in the movie Born Free. These two remarkable people became close friends of George Adamson and also avid conservationists.  Lots of photos.
Book by: Virginia McKenna and Bill Travers(The stars of the movie BORN FREE.)
Lib of Cong 66-25625
To Order-USA - Alibris


SomeOfMyFriendsHaveTails_BookCover_Cr.jpg (12384 bytes)  SOME OF MY FRIENDS HAVE TAILS
Author: Virginia Mckenna (Pictured with Pole Pole.)
Written by George's dear friend and is in much part about George and Born Free movie. Virginia tells of the individual animals who have been her friends and her feelings toward animals which she shared with her husband, Bill Travers. Enchanting photographs.
To Order - USA - Alibris


AnyOldLion_Book_CrSmTU.jpg (13000 bytes) ANY OLD LION
Written by the director of Born Free with fascinating facts about the making of the movie and those persons associated with this award winning movie. Many of the photographs in the book were taken by the photographer with the film unit.
Authour John Mark Jay (Director of Born Free)
To Order - USA - Alibris


ElephantCalledSlowly_CD.jpg (15167 bytes)Elephant Called Slowly
Entertaining and wonderful adventure/travelogue of what Africa was like years ago featuring some enchanting elephants including Eleanor
(raised by conservationist/ author Daphne Sheldrick) and Pole Pole(Major inspiration for the founding of  an animal welfare organization.). Also featured are the stars of the movie BORN FREE, real life husband and wife Bill Travers and Virginia McKenna and the man who lived with Lions, conservationist George Adamson. Note: For those of you familiar with Daphne Sheldrick's beloved elephant friend Eleanor, Eleanor is a star in this movie.  Another elephant star in the movie PolePole was to have a huge impact on the lives of Bill Travers and Virginia McKenna. Because of PolePole's sad death in a zoo, Bill and Virginia formed an animal welfare group.
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There is ALSO a DVD -  Rental:  Blockbuster AND Netflix may have this DVD to rent!


CHILDREN'S  BOOK

JourneyToFreedom_BOOK_Small_9-04.jpg (7921 bytes) Journey To Freedom - ISBN: 1840110260
About Christian the Lion. - In collaboration with the Born Free Foundation, a series of true-life animal adventure stories, designed to bring some of today's important wildlife and conservation issues into the hearts and minds of a new generation of readers.


Audio Tape

BornFree_AUDIO_Cover_Small.jpg (6305 bytes) AUDIO - ISBN: 0333900871
AUDIO (abridged) of the books Born Free, Living Free and Forever Free.

To Order Audio -(UK)


Extensive list of Books, Movies, Films and Articles....
Extensive List of Books and Films


DVD/Videos -

 Elsa's Legacy - The Born Free Story
Elsa the Lioness truly did leave a legacy.  She proved to us that Lions are not just eating machines as portrayed in most TV nature programs, but individuals with a wide range of qualities, capable of varied emotions, deep trust and lasting friendship.
Born Free was a book and then came a film that changed forever the way we think about wildlife.  This lovely and touching documentary shares with us the story of the Adamsons' life with Elsa. Their diaries, home movies and detailed records reveal an intimate look into their pioneering work and unique relationship with lions and leaves us with a new appreciation for the world of animals we never knew until Elsa and Born Free opened our eyes!    (NOTE: The UK title is:  Elsa: The Lioness that Changed the World.)
To Order a DVD  -  Elsa's Legacy PBS

To Order Blu-Ray  -  Elsa's Legacy PBS


BornFreeBig.jpg (10855 bytes) BORN FREE - (on DVD and Video)
The TRUE story of Elsa the Lioness, released in the wild but who remained loyal to her human family. Exceptional adaptation of the late Joy Adamson's book about Elsa the lioness, who was raised by a Kenya, East Africa game warden and his wife and then given her freedom. Like the book which shares the same title, this movie shows us that wild animals are individuals capable of trust, understanding and affection. This is a timeless film, sincere and engrossing. Its message of respect, trust, love and determination is as relevant today as ever.  Oscars for Best Original Score and Best Song and the movie was nominated for an additional Academy Award. BORN FREE was also nominated for three Golden Globes awards, "Best Picture-Drama", Best Actress for Virginia McKenna and "Original Song"!

NOTE: This film can be purchased from Amazon, Barnes & Nobel and on most any online store selling DVD.    Also you may RENT this movie through Blockbuster AND Netflix.
Special Note about this movie:
The movie BORN FREE changed the life of the stars of this film, Bill Travers and his wife Virginia McKenna. Their respect and love for lions and other wild animals prompted them to become avid conservationists. Virginia is still active helping animals. Bill Travers also produced and is featured in, along with George Adamson, the film/movie THE LIONS ARE FREE  listed below.

Read an actual excerpt from a letter written Joy Adamson to a close acquaintance where she mentions the huge success and popularity of the award winning movie 'Born Free'.  Except from letter.


TheLionsAreFree_DVD_Cover_BFF_Sm.jpg (11089 bytes) THE LIONS ARE FREE (DVD )
TRUE life sequel to the movie Born Free.
  The Lions Are Free film tells the story of what happened to the Lions (Boy, Girl, Ugas, Mara, Henerietta, Little Elsa and others) who starred in the popular movie classic BORN FREE.  Bill Travers and Virginia McKenna, whose filming of Born Free changed their lives and attitude to wildlife forever, were concerned about the fate of the lions who were used in the movie Born Free.  In this film Bill Travers travels back to a remote area in Kenya, East Africa and with the help of his friend legendary conservationist George Adamson finds some of the lions who starred in the movie BORN FREE. You will witness the amazing and heartwarming encounter Bill Travers has with some of those lions and he films George Adamson's struggles to return his man-made pride to a free and natural life. A Remarkable and Inspiring Film!!!
An OUTSTANDING film brimming with affection and understanding for Lions and for George Adamson. This is an amazing and touching film not to be missed. 

Summary: A camera team follows actor Bill Travers, who portrayed George Adamson in the movie classic, BORN FREE, to Kenya East Africa where he visits the lions from the movie, who were released and now living wild,  to see if after living wild, they will remember him.
A unique documentary which is an inspiration to all lovers of wildlife!
Available on DVD and VHS!
To Order on DVD - Region 0 (Region Free - Plays on most DVD players.) -
Order DVD Here - Beckman - Region Free 

LionsAreFreeVideoUK5_01Med.jpg (16751 bytes) THE LIONS ARE FREE (VHS )
To Order on VHS in Europe (PAL format) -
VHS
(For DVD, See Listing Above.)


ChristianTheLion_DVD_Cover_BFF_SmTU.jpg (12523 bytes) CHRISTIAN The Lion at World's End  (DVD)
TRUE life documentary/drama movie about the efforts of BORN FREE star Bill Travers and real-life wildlife expert George Adamson to help a London born lion to have a free life in Africa.  The stars of the classic and Academy Award winning movie Born Free, Bill Travers and Virginia McKenna became close friends with conservationist George Adamson during the making of the movie Born Free. Bill Travers returned to Kenya to make this wonderful film. This is a TRUE story, filmed as it happened. A London born Lion bought in a department store is flown to Africa to be introduced to a life in the wild by conservationist George Adamson.

Whether you love Lions, Africa or just enjoy an amazing true story, this is a movie which will entertain you and touch your heart. (If you liked the book and/or movie BORN FREE you will LOVE this true life story filmed in Kenya, East Africa.)
Available on DVD.  NOTE: The European version has a few 'EXTRA' interesting minutes.
**To Order on DVD - Region 0 (Region Free - Plays on most DVD players.) -
Order DVD Here - Beckman - Region Free

READ MORE ABOUT CHRISTIAN THE LION....ChristianTheLion


BFF_VideoCover_UK_Cr_Sm.jpg (14111 bytes) CHRISTIAN the Lion at World's End - (VHS)


ElephantCalledSlowly_CD.jpg (15167 bytes)Elephant Called Slowly
Entertaining and wonderful adventure/travelogue of what Africa was like years ago featuring some enchanting elephants including Eleanor
(raised by conservationist/ author Daphne Sheldrick) and Pole Pole(Major inspiration for the founding of  an animal welfare organization.). Also featured are the stars of the movie BORN FREE, real life husband and wife Bill Travers and Virginia McKenna and the man who lived with Lions, conservationist George Adamson. Note: For those of you familiar with Daphne Sheldrick's beloved elephant friend Eleanor, Eleanor is a star in this movie.  Another elephant star in the movie PolePole was to have a huge impact on the lives of Bill Travers and Virginia McKenna. Because of PolePole's sad death in a zoo, Bill and Virginia formed an animal welfare group.
To Order this Video in the USA (NTSC format):  DVD   and   Book
Rental:  Blockbuster AND Netflix may have this DVD to rent!


LordOfTheLions_VideoCover_Medium_Cr_Sh_280_TU.jpg (17508 bytes) LORD OF THE LIONS: Adamson of Africa
Excellent documentary film about wildlife conservationist George Adamson.
This television film - 'Lord of the Lions' -  was completed only months before the poachers murdered the beloved conservationist George Adamson.
In this fascinating film George Adamson discusses his past, motivation and life among the lions during an interview in the summer of 1989 in the Kora National Reserve in Kenya, East Africa. Also included in this film is some remarkable film footage of Elsa the Lioness.
Yorkshire Television Ltd.
A Castle Communications PLC Release - PAL Format - 52 minutes
Film Producers: Sandy Gall and Dirk Fray
This Yorkshire Television Ltd. film was previously placed on video.
Lions_DeluxeBoxedSetDVD_LordOfTheLions.jpg (15385 bytes)   DVD Includes "Lord of the Lions"
Lord of the Lions is now available on DVD as part of a Lions Deluxe Boxed Set.
 
The Lions Deluxe Box Set includes 4 wildlife films on the subject of LIONS.  Lions of Etosha is an award-winning film that focuses on the many prides in Etosha National Park of Namibia. Lions and Hyenas: A Balance of Power is a look of the often misunderstood relationship between Africa's two most powerful predators. Lions of Gir takes a look at the endangered Asiatic lion, and highlights the many challenges that the few remaining Asiatic lions face in the wild. AND, Lord of the Lions: Adamson of Africa is a wonderful film that centers around George Adamson (of Born Free fame), and his amazing personal relationship with the lions that were the central part of his fascinating life.
To Order DVD -  Click Here (Produced and Released on DVD  in 2007)
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BornToBeFree_VideoCover_GarethPatterson_Lite.jpg (10014 bytes) BORN TO BE FREE
After George Adamson was tragically murdered by Somalian poachers, while bravely saving the life of a young tourist and his assistant, Gareth Patterson rescued the three lion cubs for which George was caring for in Kenya East Africa. Gareth, who worked with George just before his death, shared a similar passion for the lion, having studied the fragile population still surviving in the remote Tuli bushlands of Botswana. Gareth came to the rescue. He translocated the lion cubs, Batian a male and females Furaha and Rafiki, from Kora to the Tuli bushlands in Southern Africa.
This is a story of the subsequent rehabilitation, the tragedies, the triumphs, and the controversy surrounding the actual translocation of the lions.
The content of the film is extremely interesting.  The music  is very poorly suited to this film and is distracting and detracts from the film.  Still it is a film of interest.
(Running time: 50 minutes)  Details

'Video Clips' of George Adamson & his Lions.....
Video Clips - George and His Lions


ALSO, More BOOKS by Joy Adamson - ClickHere

Bibliography(Extensive) .... Information
Extensive list of Books, Movies, Films
and Articles

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The following books are NOT about the Adamsons but they are written by OR about ANOTHER dedicated conservationist,  Billy Arjan Singh

Billy Arjan Singh BOOKS

Book about helping to save rhinos....Hokoyo
With a chapter about George Adamson
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'Video Clips' of George Adamson & his Lions.....
Video Clips - George and His Lions


Read about George Adamson
..... a truly unique 'Gentleman'
Read About The 'Father of Lions'


Photos of George Adamson
with his Lion and human friends.

Photos of George Adamson - Page 1
and
George Adamson photos - Page 2
and
'Kampi ya Simba' ('Camp of Lions') - Page 3
and
Miscellaneous George Adamson photos - Page 4
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Photos From Virginia McKenna 
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Visitors at 'Kampi ya Simba' photos
and
'Kampi ya Simba' Latrine/Shower photos


See RARE Collectibles
From Born Free, Elsa & the Adamsons
Includes commemorative stamp, watches, patch, etc.
Collectibles - Click Here

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TV Series:  "Big Cat Diary"
Hosts:  Jonathan Scott,  Simon King and Saba Douglas-Hamilton(Daughter of Iain-Douglas)

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Big Cat Diary TV Show, Series 1 & 2
DVD Available BBC
 DVD  Region 2

TV Series:  "Big Cat Diary"
Hosts:  Jonathan Scott,  Simon King and
Saba Douglas-Hamilton(Daughter of Iain-Douglas

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Big Cat Week 2007 - Series 3
DVD Available BBC
DVD  Region 2

TV Series:  "Big Cat Diary"
Hosts:  Jonathan Scott,  Simon King and Saba Douglas-Hamilton(Daughter of Iain-Douglas
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Big Cat Week
2008 - Series 4
DVD Available BBC



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