Complete Collecting Guide to Unbroken's Louis Zamperini

Complete Collecting Guide to Unbroken’s Louis Zamperini

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Originally released as a book, Unbroken is a movie based on the life of Louis "Louie" Zamperini. A former USA Olympic track star and World War II prison of war, many have likely heard the tale of Zamperini, but for those that like to go into a movie fresh, be aware that the basic plot may be revealed below. The following guide looks at some of the collecting options for Louis Zamperini and for the theatrical release.

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The subject of an extraordinary true story, Louis Zamperini's incredible life was first documented in his two memoirs, both titled Devil at My Heels. The most recent version of the story is Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and RedemptionThe book's author, Laura Hillenbrand, wrote Seabiscuit: An American Legend, which also spawned a movie. Angelina Jolie was chosen to direct Unbroken and the screenplay came courtesy of the Coen brothers, Richard LaGravenese and William Nicholson. The movie debuted on Christmas Day and despite mixed reviews, posted the third-biggest Christmas haul in history with nearly $16 million.

Without getting too much into the details, Louie Zamperini first made his name as a member of the United States' 1936 Summer Olympics team. The games were based in Berlin, Germany, and he finished eighth in the 5000-meter race. After a standout collegiate career at the University of Southern California, Zamperini enlisted in the United States Army Air Forces.

While conducting an air search for lost aircraft and crew, the plane that Zamperini was on crashed into the ocean and he was stranded at sea for 47 days before being captured by the Japanese Navy. Louis Zamperini was a prisoner of war for over two years and subject to considerable abuse before eventually being released. He returned home as a hero and later became a motivational speaker. Zamperini passed away in July of 2014.

Louis Zamperini Autographed Memorabilia Guide

From a collecting perspective, there are not a ton of options available for Louis Zamperini, but his signed photos from his military and track career are the most popular along with autographed copies of his biography.

Louis Zamperini Autographed Books

Louis Zamperini Autographed Book Unbroken

Louis Zamperini Autographed Photos

Louis Zamperini Autographed Photo track

Louis Zamperini Autographed Photo navy

Top eBay Listings

Louis Zamperini: Redemption audiobook on CD
$20.29

Easton Press DEVIL AT MY HEELS, Louis Zamperini, David Rensin, WWII, leather
$99.99

Triumph: The Extraordinary Life of Louis Zamperini, New
$10.60

DEVIL AT MY HEELS - ZAMPERINI, LOUIS RENSIN, DAVID (CON) - NEW PAPERBACK BOOK
$13.65

Jack O'Connell Signed Autographed 8x10 Unbroken Louis Zamperini Photograph
$75.00

Jack O'Connell Signed Autographed 8x10 Unbroken Louis Zamperini Photograph
$75.00

LOUIS SILVIE ZAMPERINI OLYMPIAN WWII VETERAN POW 8x10" HAND COLOR TINTED PHOTO
$14.50

Unbroken (2014) Movie Poster (24x36) - Jack O'Connell, Louis Zamperini NEW
$18.25

JACK O'CONNELL SIGNED 8X10 PHOTO UNBROKEN LOUIS ZAMPERINI 300 AUTOGRAPH AUTO
$85.00

ESPN The Company - Book SIGNED to LOUIS ZAMPERINI Unbroken Movie Hero Estate
$49.99

JACK O'CONNELL SIGNED UNBROKEN OLYMPIAN LOUIS ZAMPERINI 8X10 PHOTO AUTOGRAPH COA
$109.99

Louis Zamperini: Survivor and Champion (Heroes of History for Young Readers)
$17.50

DON'T GIVE UP, DON'T GIVE IN:LESSONS FROM AN EXTRORDINARY LIFE LOUIS ZAMPERINI
$11.99

DEVIL AT MY HEELS - LOUIS ZAMPERINI (B-24 Crash at Sea, Survival, POW in Japan)
$11.00

UNBROKEN by Laura Hillenbrand Hardcover - the inspiring story of Louis Zamperini
$10.50

Devil At My Heels-The Story Of Louis Zamperini
$471.24
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Movie Memorabilia

In addition to the signed pieces for Louis Zamperini, Unbroken offers several other options that center around the movie. First, there are movie posters for the film, some of which are signed by various people associated with the movie, including Angelina Jolie.

Unbroken Movie Posters

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While none of the cast would fall in the A-list category, Jack O'Connell holds the main role as Louis Zamperini and you might know him from his role on the television series Skins or as Calisto in 300: Rise of an Empire. Garrett Hedlund of TRON: Legacy fame is also in the film.

Unbroken Signed Cast Photos

Unbroken Signed Cast Photos Jack O'Connell

Top eBay Listings

UNBROKEN MOVIE POSTER 2 Sided ORIGINAL FINAL 27x40 JACK O'CONNELL
$14.00

Jack O'Connell Signed Autographed 8x10 Unbroken Louis Zamperini Photograph
$75.00

Jack O'Connell Signed Autographed 8x10 Unbroken Louis Zamperini Photograph
$75.00

Unbroken Signed 8x10 Cast Photograph ANGELINA JOLIE JACK O'CONNELL + 3
$500.00

Unbroken Movie Poster 2014 Jack O'Connell, Domhnall Gleeson, Garrett Hedlund
$10.00

JACK O'CONNELL SIGNED RUGGED HOT STUD IN TANK 8X10 PHOTO COA UNBROKEN 300
$109.99

JACK O'CONNELL SIGNED SEXY YOUNG BRITISH HUNK IN SUIT PHOTO COA UNBROKEN 300
$109.99

TAKAMASA ISHIHARA SIGNED UNBROKEN WATANABE PROMO PHOTO AUTO COA JOLIE MIYAVI
$134.99

JACK O'CONNELL SIGNED Photo Shirtless Sexy 8.5x11 Beckett Certified COA Unbroken
$85.00

GARRETT HEDLUND SIGNED OPEN SHIRT HOT STUD PHOTO AUTOGRAPH COA UNBROKEN TRON
$104.99

GARRETT HEDLUND SIGNED YOUNG RUGGED INNOCENT STUD PHOTO AUTOGRAPH COA UNBROKEN
$104.99

Jack O'Connell Unbroken Autographed Signed 8x10 Photo COA
$52.38

JACK O'CONNELL SIGNED 8X10 PHOTO UNBROKEN LOUIS ZAMPERINI 300 AUTOGRAPH AUTO
$85.00

Jack O'Connell Unbroken Autographed Signed 8x10 Photo COA
$52.38

UNBROKEN 5FT subway MOVIE POSTER #2 Jack O'Connell 2014 WWII WW2
$8.99

UNBROKEN 5FT subway MOVIE POSTER #1 Jack O'Connell 2014 WWII WW2
$8.99
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Trey Treutel is an Ole Miss grad and a lifelong sports fanatic. He is a huge fan of the NBA and NFL, as well as soccer, college basketball and college football. As a kid, he collected football and basketball cards. In more recent years, he started collecting basketball cards again on a whim and has since expanded to other sports and entertainment options. Find Trey on Twitter at @datreute or Google+.


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