Auction Name: 2021 July 16 - 18 Entertainment & Music Memorabilia Signature Auction
Lot Number: 89387
Shortcut to Lot: HA.com/7241-89387
Willis O'Brien "Seeing It Through with a Champion" TV Concept Treatment and Artwork (1950s). Original 164-page typed and hand illustrated treatment for an episode of television series, intended to exploit O'Brien's concept for Porta-Rama, designed to provide a first-person experience from the POV of the subject. Porta-Rama was pitched as a modern innovation like Cinerama. The treatment features two pages of description followed by 14 pages of over 20 hand drawn and painted storyboard panels illustrating rodeo and bull fighting, including a diagram of the Porta-Rama set up.
It is notable that O'Brien worked the rodeo as a young man. Bound by one staple in the upper left corner. Exhibiting expected age and handling. COA from Heritage Auctions. From the Personal Collection of Willis O’Brien.