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Eagle Squadron Uniform - Sort Of
« on: September 17, 2019, 09:54:21 AM »
Here's a Battledress (correct nomenclature - "Blouse Aircrew") from the 1942 movie "Eagle Squadron" by Paramount pictures.  A movie filmed during the war that the real Eagle Squadron members were invited to at the London premier. Starring Robert Stack, Eddie Albert, Diana Barrymore and Nigel Bruce.  The Battledress/Costume was worn in the movie by Actor Howard Banks.  I have another worn by Actor Lee Bennett.  The jacket is not a "real" battledress but a Hollywood made costume, the wool material is quite different from an authentic one.  What's interesting is the closure buttons and epaulet buttons are Hollywood cast metal RAF buttons painted a gold color.  Whereas the originals just had plain black Bakelite buttons.  The Eagle Squadron patches are interesting in the fact that they are E.S. patches "of the period" but made for the movie not the real E.S. pilots.  A real E.S. patch will set one back $500 but again these are period.  The poster shown is an original Day Bill poster and I also have a couple original Lobby Cards for the movie. Just thought others might like to see.
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Re: Eagle Squadron Uniform - Sort Of
« Reply #1 on: September 17, 2019, 11:42:14 AM »
That is still as cool as !!  Love the film poster Paul !!
2018 and STILL WANTED! a pair of RAF 1940 Patt boots and RAF life vest
Always looking for quality condition USAAF stationary,ephemera,equipment and clothing.
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