Bronze Film Reel Award Plaque to USO-Motion Picture Industry for War Bond Drive (X-Collection of Felix De Weldon)
Lot 169
7th War Loan Drive. A Bronzed-metal Film Reel commemorative plaque presented to the Motion Picture Industry
circa 1945 16 x 14.5in.
Sold for US$ 2,250 inc. premium

Lot Details
7th War Loan Drive. A Bronzed-metal Film Reel commemorative plaque presented to the Motion Picture Industry
circa 1945
A bronzed-metal award cast after a design by de Weldon, (signed in the casting by James Forrestal, Secretary of the Navy, and Robert Patten), and given to the Motion Picture Industry for their help and support for the 7th War Loan Drive. The commemorative plaque shows a film reel with seven scenes of war and a central motif of the Iwo Jima flag raising.
16 x 14.5in.

Footnotes

  • Exhibited:
    The Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum, New York 1995-2007

    Provenance:
    The Artist, Felix de Weldon
    The War Museum

    The Motion Picture Industry contributed enormously to the war effort from 1942, releasing movies and spreading propaganda. For the 'Mighty Drive' May 14th -June 10th 1945, the 7th War Loan Drive, the movie industry paid for the Flag Raising monument that toured with the three Iwo Jima heroes.

Saleroom notices

  • This lot is made of solid bronze, not bronzed metal.
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