Saturday, August 10, 2013

It Is a Real De Luxe Train -- August 10, 2013

The Golden State Limited ran from Chicago to Los Angeles over the tracks of the Rock Island and the Southern Pacific's Sunset Route.  This ad, from the July, 1929 Photoplay touts the train's comfort and service.  Actor George O'Brien, a native of San Francisco, was the son of police chief Dan O'Brien.  George was known for his remarkable physique.  He served in the Navy in both world wars and saw combat in each, as a stretcher bearer in the first and a beachmaster in the second. 

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