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This is an ORIGINAL Photo PRESSBOOK & Kit with 5 Original Black & White Photographs from the 1967 Cowboy Western Motion picture,

Africa: Texas Style

Director: Andrew Marton

Screenplay by: Andy White

The cowboy who came to tame a bucking bronco called Africa!

An American cowboy is hired to work on a ranch in Africa, and winds up having to fight predators, both the four- and two-legged kinds.

The entire cast included:

Hugh O'Brian ... Jim Sinclair
John Mills ... Wing Commander Hayes
Nigel Green ... Karl Bekker
Tom Nardini ... John Henry
Adrienne Corri ... Fay Carter
Ronald Howard ... Hugo Copp
Charles Malinda ... Sampson
Honey Wamala ... Mr. Oyondi
Charles Hayes ... Veterinary
Stephen Kikumu ... Peter
Ali Twaha ... Turk
Mohammed Abdullah ... Witch doctor

Pressbook is large and heavy. Measures 8-1/2" x 13" besides the photograph set, it has over 90 pages on this film, background information on the film, cast bios, publicty information. Cover has the ORIGINAL film title COWBOY IN AFRICA on the cover. It ended up getting a nick on the bottom and cover has wear from age. It's a great press book over 40 years old!!!!

MORE INFO ON HUGH O'BRIAN: Hugh O'Brian (born April 19, 1925) is anAmericanactor best known for his starring role asWyatt Earpin theABCtelevision seriesThe Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp(1955 - 1961).

O'Brian was born Hugh Charles Krampe inRochester, New York, the son of Edith and Marine Captain Hugh John Krampe. He attendedNew Trier High SchoolinWinnetka, Illinois(as did Rock Hudson, Charlton Heston, Ann-Margret and many other future stars) and laterKemper Military SchoolinBoonville, Missouri. Inhigh school, he lettered in football, basketball, wrestling and track. After a semester at theUniversity of Cincinnatiwith studies charted toward a law career, O'Brian, at 17, enlisted in theMarine Corpsin 1942. O'Brian distinguished himself by becoming the youngest drill instructor to have ever served in the Marine Corps, still only 17.

FollowingWorld War II, O'Brian moved toLos Angelesstudied atUCLAand found work on stage. He was discovered on the stage byIda Lupinowho signed him to a film she was directingNever Fearthat led to a contract withUniversal Pictures.

He got his big break when he was chosen to portray the legendary lawmanWyatt EarponABC,The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earpdebuted in 1955 as the "first adult western" and it soon became one of the top-rated shows on television. During its seven-year run, Wyatt Earp consistently placed in the top 10 in the United States. He also appeared regularly on other programs in the 1960s, includingJack Palance's ABCcircusdrama,The Greatest Show on Earth. He was a guest panelist on the popular Sunday nightCBSprogramWhat's My Line?and served as amystery guestthree times.

The actor made a number of motion pictures, among themThe Lawless Breed(1953),There's No Business Like Show Business(1954),White Feather(1955),Come Fly with Me(1963),In Harm's Way(1965) andAmbush Bay(1966). While on stage, Elvis Presley introduced O'Brian from the audience at the singer's April 1, 1975 performance at the Las Vegas Hilton, as captured in the imported live CD release "April Fool's Dinner." O'Brian was a featured star in the 1977 two-hour premiere of television'sFantasy Island. Perhaps his greatest distinction is that he is the last man thatJohn Wayneever killed on the screen in his final movieThe Shootist(1976). O'Brian was a good friend of the Duke and said he considers this a great honor. O'Brian appered in fight scenes with aBruce Leelookalike in Lee's last filmGame of Death.

O'Brian recreated his Wyatt Earp role for two 1990s projects, Guns of Paradise(1990) andThe Gambler Returns: Luck of the Draw(1991) with fellow actorGene Barrydoing likewise as lawmanBat Mastersonfor each. He also had a small role in theDanny DeVito/Arnold Schwarzenegger1988 film comedyTwins,as one of several men who had "donated" the DNA that later became the "twins." In the film, Schwarzenegger thought he'd found his "father," when he met Hugh O'brian's character.

For his contribution to the television industry, Hugh O'Brian has a star on theHollywood Walk of Fameat 6613-1/2 Hollywood Blvd. In 1992, he was inducted into theWestern Performers Hall of Fameat theNational Cowboy & Western Heritage MuseuminOklahoma City, Oklahoma.

On June 25, 2006, O'Brian, at the age of 83, married for the first time. His wife is the former Virginia Barber (born ca. 1952). The ceremony was held atForest Lawn Memorial Park, with the ReverendRobert Schuller, pastor of theCrystal CathedralinGarden Grove, officiating. The couple was serenaded by close friendDebbie Reynolds.

Hugh O'Brian has dedicated much of his life to theHugh O'Brian Youth Leadership (HOBY). HOBY is a non-profit youth leadership development program that empowers 10,000 sophomores annually through its over 70 leadership programs in all 50 states and 20 countries. Since its inception in 1958, over 355,000 young people have been inspired by HOBY.

One high school sophomore from every high school in the United States, referred to as an "€śambassador,"€ is welcome to attend a state or regional HOBY seminar. From each of those seminars, students (number based on population) are offered the opportunity to attend the World Leadership Conference (WLC) held at George Washington University in Washington, D.C. In 2008, over 500 ambassadors attended from all 50 states and 20 countries.

The concept for HOBY was inspired in 1958 by a nine-day visit 'Brian had with famed humanitarian Dr. Albert Schweitzerin Africa. Dr. Schweitzer believed "the most important thing in education is to teach young people to think for themselves."

Hugh O'Brian's message to young people is "€śFreedom to Choose"€ Here is his brief speech on this topic: "I do NOT believe we are all born equal. Created equal in the eyes of God, yes, but physical and emotional differences, parental guidelines, varying environments, being in the right place at the right time, all play a role in enhancing or limiting an individual's development. But I DO believe every man and woman, if given the opportunity and encouragement to recognize their potential, regardless of background, has the freedom to choose in our world. Will an individual be a taker or a giver in life? Will that person be satisfied merely to exist or seek a meaningful purpose? Will he or she dare to dream the impossible dream?

"I believe every person is created as the steward of his or her own destiny with great power for a specific purpose, to share with others, through service, a reverence for life in a spirit of love."

This is part of our in-store inventory from our shop where we have been located in the heart of Hollywood where we have been in business for the past 40 years!

HUGH O'BRIAN Original 1967 Press PHOTO Kit AFRICA TEXAS
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