John Ford, movie director, ca. 1920

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John Ford, movie director, ca. 1920

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John Ford, who grew up in the Irish section of Portland, was a famous movie director.

Born Sean Aloysius O'Fearna in Portland, he was a football player at Portland High School. His nickname was "Bull."

Later he worked as an usher in the Peaks Island movie theater. Though his stage name was John Ford, he signed all his legal documents "Sean Feeney."

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  • Title: John Ford, movie director, ca. 1920
  • Creation Date: circa 1920
  • Subject Date: circa 1920
  • Media: Photographic print
  • Dimensions: 21 cm x 13 cm
  • Local Code: Photographs--People--Ford
  • Object Type: Image

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Maine Historical Society
485 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
(207) 774-1822 x230

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