“Forgotten Hollywood”- The Hugh O’Brian Auction…

Posted on November 28, 2022 by raideoman1 | No Comments

Manny P. here…

“`After plenty of soul-searching,  the widow of actor Hugh O’Brian  has decided to put many of his memorabilia items up for auction. Virginia O’Brian is offering personal artifacts for posterity, including the iconic Wyatt Earp outfit he wore on television, a holster, guns (including a famous Buntline), correspondence from Dwight D. Eisenhower,  cufflinks from Ronald Reagan, beautiful outfits designed by noted Western tailor, Nudie, and other specialties.      HUGH O’BRIAN–>

“`O’Brian had a fine career after being discovered by movie stars, Ruth Roman and Linda Christian,  and being cast in a film by storied director, Ida Lupino.  In cinema, O’Brian was memorable in Broken Lance, In Harm’s Way, Ten Little Indians and The Shootist  (John Wayne’s finale).  On the small screen, O’Brian starred for seven seasons in The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp. The initial “adult Western” on television, it stayed in the Top Ten for its entire run.

“`O’Brian also shined as a philanthropist when he founded the Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership organization. His commitment began after he met Albert Schweitzer. He made a pilgrimage to the eighty-three-year-old savant’s settlement and hospital in central Africa. Upon returning, he formed HOBY, which was designed to:

Motivate and empower individuals to make a positive difference within our global society through understanding and action based on effective and compassionate leadership.

“`Each year, it brought together promising high school students at sites around the country for leadership seminars. He received numerous awards for his achievement.

“`On a personal note, Hugh and Virginia remained cherished friends. I met them at Republic Pictures 75th Anniversary celebration.  Later, by co-incidence, O’Brian’s memoirs were made into a literary work through the efforts of the Book Publishers Network, the same organization I used to create the Forgotten Hollywood book series. An interview I had with Hugh before he passed in 2016 will be aired in an upcoming episode of Manny Pacheco’s Forgotten Hollywood podcast.

“`Click on the link below to examine Hugh O’Brian’s one-of-a-kind memorabilia NOW available for auction through Heritage. They are treasured items and all part of Hollywood and television history!


Until next time>                               “never forget”

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