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    Willis O'Brien "Understanding Rodeo" TV Concept Treatment and Artwork (1950s). Original four-page printed 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 one page of written description followed by three pages of over nine hand drawn and painted storyboard panels tipped to the pages illustrating rodeo.

    It is notable that O'Brien worked the rodeo as a young man. With hand painted construction paper cover and three staples binding the pages at the spine. Exhibiting expected age and handling. COA from Heritage Auctions. From the Personal Collection of Willis O’Brien.


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    July, 2021
    16th-18th Friday-Sunday
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