For the May 15, 2014 club meeting, we feature RKO’s great cowboy duo: Tim Holt and George O’Brien.
The Cowboy Hall of Fame inducted Tim Holt (1918-1973) after he enjoyed a successful career in radio, movies and television. As a top-notch cowboy star for RKO pictures, Holt earned the prestige of being a top money-making Western star.
Holt was part of the “Holt Dynasty” consisting of his dad, Jack Holt and his lovely sister Jennifer. Together, they filled movie screens for decades!
In between making films, George O’Brien (1900-1985) became a naval officer and retired as a Rear Admiral. Fox and RKO Studios kept this muscular actor busy for almost twenty years.
George O’Brien’s heroism was not confined to the movie screen. He served in four wars, including World Wars I and II.
Our first feature will be Sagebrush Law (RKO, 1943) starring Tim Holt, Cliff Edwards and Joan Barclay. The second feature will be Timber Stampede (RKO, 1939) starring George O’Brien, Chill Wills and Marjorie Reynolds.
Also this month, we begin a new serial: Raiders of Ghost City (Universal, 1944) starring Dennis Moore, Wanda McKay, Lionel Atwill and many more.
See you there, pardner!
Bruce Hickey said:
Hi,my name is Bruce Hickey a b western collector of some 70 years
from New Zealand.I was interested to see you had used a still that
George O’Brien had signed to me at the 1980 Memphis Film Con.
A great guy who I was fortunate to have a discussion with for about
40 minutes.I also met Charles Starrett at the Con. for the first time
after we had corresponded for30 years.In 1984 I along with Colin
Momber,editor of Wtanglers Roost the British B western magazine,
i took up an invite from Charles to visit his home.A day with the
Durango Kid at his home at Laguna Beach was a day to cherish.
Articles I wrote on those encounters are featured,along with several
others are on the official website for Bob Nolan & the Sons
Of The Pioneers.