Willis O'Brien Collection of Personal Behind the Scenes an...
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DescriptionWillis O'Brien Collection of Personal Behind the Scenes and General Life Photos (25) (circa 1912-1960s). Vintage original gelatin silver photographs on single and double-weight paper ranging in size from 3.5" x 3.5" to 8" x 10" from the earliest image of a young O'Brien roping a calf in a rodeo (1912), to his later years.
Including candid images of O'Brien at work, animating, matte painting, directing and behind the scenes on productions. Highlights feature O'Brien creating a scenic painting from Gwangi, clowning around in the desert with wife Darlyne and friends (1937), animating early creatures, proudly holding his Oscar for Mighty Joe Young, three posthumous color snapshots of Ape stop-motion puppets, metal armatures, and one labeled on the verso, "Mighty Joe Young Without Fur" and more. Exhibiting expected age, wear and handling with two of the Gwangi production photos in only Fair condition. COA from Heritage Auctions. From the Personal Collection of Willis O’Brien.
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