GEORGE O'BRIEN - AUTOGRAPH NOTE SIGNED - HFSID 142913
Sale Price $180.00
He inscribes his signature to the wife of a fellow entertainer.
Inscribed Signature: "To Elsie/Best Wishes/George O'Brien", 4x4¾ card with printed caption: "Ask Myrus". George O'Brien (1900-1984), a college athlete, was the heavyweight boxing champion of the US Pacific Fleet during World War I. Entering films as a stunt man, O'Brien was picked by director John Ford to star in his silent Western The Iron Horse (1924). O'Brien starred in silent and talking Westerns until World War II, when he re-entered the service and won many decorations fighting in the Pacific. Forty years after The Iron Horse, O'Brien came out of retirement to appear in another epic John Ford Western: Cheyenne Autumn (1964). Myrus, "the man with the X-ray eyes", claimed to be a "wizard of mental telepathy." Those attending his show were invited to submit questions to Myrus, whose wife, Elsie, often requested autographs from celebrities attending his Hollywood show. Corner missing at upper left. Lightly creased at corners. Otherwise, fine condition.
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