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Hugh O'Brian "Wyatt Earp" 1961 Photo Color Fan Club Postcard

OBrian, Hugh  Wyatt Earp 1961 Photo Color Fan Club Postcard
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O'Brian, Hugh "Wyatt Earp" 1961 Photo Color Fan Club Postcard
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OBrian, Hugh  Wyatt Earp 1961 Photo Color Fan Club PostcardOBrian, Hugh  Wyatt Earp 1961 Photo Color Fan Club Postcard
This item is a 3 1/2" X 5 1/2",color photo fan club postcard. The postcard features a photo of Hugh O'Brian as "Wyatt Earp". The postcard has an original postmark and date-September 13,1961-Beverly Hills California and has a hand written recipient address.American actor Hugh O'Brian accrued his interest in acting while dancing with movie starlets at the Hollywood Canteen during his wartime Marine days. O'Brian attended the University of Cincinnati briefly, and later supported himself selling menswear door-to-door. He made his first film, Never Fear, in 1950, working but sporadically during the next five years; what few acting parts he received were on the basis of his broad shoulders and six-foot height. In one film, Fireman Save My Child (1954), O'Brian was cast because he and costar Buddy Hackett physically matched the previously filmed long shots of Fireman's original stars, Abbott and Costello. Answering a cattle-call tryout for the new ABC TV western Wyatt Earp in 1955, O'Brian was almost instantly chosen for the leading role by author Stuart Lake, who'd known the real Wyatt and had been his biographer for many years (reportedly Earp's widow also okayed O'Brien after a single glance). O'Brian became a major TV star thanks to Wyatt Earp, which ran for 249 episodes until 1961. The series was not only tough on the actor but on his fans; reportedly there was a sharp increase in gun accidents during Wyatt Earp's run, due to young would-be Earps who were trying to emulate Wyatt's fast draw (this despite the fact that the TV Earp, like the real one, used his firearms only when absolutely necessary). Like most western TV stars, O'Brian swore he was through with shoot-em-ups when Earp ceased production, and throughout the '60s he worked in almost every type of film and theatrical genre but westerns. He showed considerable skill in the realm of musical comedy, and became a top draw in the summer-stock and dinner theatre circuit. The photo postcard has been autographed on the front by Hugh O'Brian in black.................BOTH PHOTO POSTCARD AND AUTOGRAPH ARE IN EXCELLENT CONDITION..................