GEORGE O'BRIEN - AUTOGRAPHED INSCRIBED PHOTOGRAPH 1973 - HFSID 277944
Sale Price $288.00
Sepia-toned publicity photo of O'Brien from the waist up in a cowboy outfit and holding a lasso, signed "Kindest Regards" on front and verso in blue ink in 1973
Inscribed photograph signed "To George/Kindest Regards/George O'Brien/1973" on front and verso. B/w sepia-toned, 8x9¾ overall, 7¼x9½ image, one surface, printed on cardstock. O'Brien (1900-1984, born in San Francisco, California), 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 epic silent Western The Iron Horse. 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). Lightly toned, creased and bowed. Light dent at top edge. Otherwise in fine condition.
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