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Auction History Result

1m364 GEORGE O'BRIEN 8x10 key book still '20s nude photo study showing his incredible physique!

Date Sold 9/27/2015
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An Original Vintage Theatrical Deluxe Movie 8" x 10" [20 x 25 cm] Key Book Still (Learn More)

George O'Brien was born in San Francisco, California in 1899, where his dad was later chief of police. He had intended to study medicine, but when he turned 18, George enlisted in the Navy in World War I, and was decorated for bravery and boxed, becoming Light Heavyweight champion of the Pacific Fleet. After the war, he went to Hollywood, and got work as a stuntman, and had a few bit parts. He got a few better parts, and in 1924 he got the lead in The Man Who Came Back, which got him noticed by John Ford, who gave him the lead in his epic western, The Iron Horse, a huge break for the mostly unknown actor. The movie was a huge hit, and made O'Brien a major star. He made several more films for Ford, and in 1927 he starred in Sunrise, opposite Janet Gaynor (who had had her first real role in O'Brien's The Johnstown Flood a year earlier), directed by F.W. Murnau. The movie tells of a farmer married to a good woman who is seduced by a very bad woman into killing his wife, and the movie is wonderful! When sound came along, O'Brien switched to becoming a mostly western actor, and he made 45 movies in the 1930s, including a few really top westerns like Riders of the Purple Sage. Even though many of his movies were low budget "cheapies" they were always popular. In 1940, he turned his back on the movies, and re-enlisted in the Navy in WWII, at the age of 41, and with a wife (actress Marguerite Churchill) and two small children! He served actively (unlike most Hollywood stars of that time) and was highly decorated, rising to the rank of Commander. He appeared in three John Ford movies after the war as a favor to his old friend, but otherwise mostly remained away from movies. He joined the United States Naval Reserve during the Korean War and retired with the rank of Captain in 1962, having four times been recommended for the rank of Admiral! He passed away in 1985, only remembered by film buffs, but having starred in two of the best movies of the 1920s, and having been a solid box office draw for most of two decades! He passed away in 1985 at the age of 85.
Important Added Info: Note that we don't know when this still was issued or for what purpose. There is no writing on the front or back, except where someone hand wrote George O'Brien's name on the top of the back, and a small "67" in the bottom right blank corner of the front. If anyone knows more about this, please e-mail us and we will post it here. Note that this still is a key book still, printed on a heavy paper, with four punch holes in the top. Many studios spent extra money to have their most special photos, the key book stills, either backed with linen or printed on a heavy paper, both of which enhanced their durability. They had punch holes, because of how they were stored. Key book stills are far more rare than regular stills, which has increased their popularity among collectors, since only a few keybooks were manufactured per film, and a key book still is guaranteed to be authentic.

UPDATED 09/22/2015: Note that this still measures 8" x 10" and not 8" x 11" as we initially listed.


Condition: very good. There are four punch holes in the top (see above).
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