Frank tilts the squeeze chute during branding days

Frank Allnutt's family, in his early years, were ranchers in the central Colorado Rocky Mountains. Following high school, he proudly served as a Navy Parachute Rigger. Following his stint in the Navy, he enrolled in the University of Denver, where he earned a B.A. Degree in Radio-Television-Film. He was a student manager of DU's radio station. During his four years at DU, he was a diver on DU's Swim Team. He competed in the national NCAA Diving Championship at Yale University. His love of music lead to his singing in DU's summer operas, chapel choir, and Men's Glee Club.

Following graduation from DU, Frank began his career in the Publicity Department at the Walt Disney Studio. He went on to become Public Relations Manager of WED (Walt E. Disney) Enterprises, Walt's "Imagineering" firm for the planning and development of Disneyland, Walt Disney World, and the proposed Mineral King resort in the California Sierra. As Walt's representative, he spoke to organizations and interest groups throughout California and maintained favorable relations with members of the news media world-wide. He oversaw the development of plans and budgets for the live entertainment aspects of the grand opening of Walt Disney World in Florida.

Frank left the Disney organization and established his own public relations and advertising agency in Newport Beach, California. That led him into Christian television and film production, and book and magazine publishing.

The motion picture, "The Giant of Thunder Mountain," was based on the title, characters and story elements created by Frank Allnutt. It featured Cloris Leachman, Richard Keil (of James Bond fame) as the giant, and Marianne Rogers (wife of Kenny Rogers).

Frank is the author of numerous Christian books, including the classic Christian commentary, "The Force of Star Wars."

Frank has provided public relations and mass communications services to Christian organizations throughout his career. His biography has been published in numerous publications in the United States and other countries, including biographical reference books, among themThe International Who's Who of Intellectuals, Personalities of the Americas, The International Book of Honor, and a score of others.

Frank and his brother Dan share their home on an historic working cattle and hay ranch in the central Rocky Mountains near Salida, Colorado. Now a great grandfather, he is blessed with having family living nearby. Though "retired" since 2003, he still is an avid student of the Bible, and continues to"dabble" in writing, art and photography.

 







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