Tuesday, May 7, 2024

Working Men

George O'Brien was able to convincingly play working men well into his 40's.  Above, he is shown in a scene as a miner from Hard Rock Harrigan.  Below, he is doing construction, something that had meaning in his real life experiences.  Mr. O'Brien re-enlisted in the U.S. Navy at age 43 early in World War II.  He was put to work as a beachmaster, which involved making newly captured amphibious landing sites suitable for unloading supplies and men until ports were available.



  1. For me a photo of minors is always moving. Thanks Jerry

    1. I knew this would be special to you, Albert. You're welcome!

  2. Quite a good and moving photo. Hubba Hubba.

  3. A lovely tribute to an extraordinary gentlemen Jerry! I have admiration for George who lived his life to the fullest and just got better with age. As these last two photos show the man was hot!