RAREST CLARK GABLE WORLD WAR II COMBAT AMERICA POSTER

RAREST CLARK GABLE WORLD WAR II COMBAT AMERICA POSTER picture

Thanks to all our ebay bidders, we are honored to be your one-stop, 5 star source for vintage pin-up, pulp magazines, original illustration art, decorative collectibles and ephemera with a wide and always changing assortment of antique and vintage items from the Victorian, art nouveau, art deco, & mid-century modern eras. All items are 100% guaranteed to be original, vintage, and as described. Please feel free to contact us with any and all questions about the items and our policies and please take a moment to peruse our other great ebay listings. All sell no reserve! ITEM: You are bidding on an original, exceptionally unusual crossover World War II/Hollywood poster with a heroic aviator view of Clark Gable against a red background advertising the technicolor propaganda film "Combat America" produced and narrated by Major Clark Gable for the US Army Air Forces, with additional text reading "Buy Extra War Bonds". A very rare piece. We are thrilled to offer it. This vintage and incredibly preserved war propaganda poster measures 20" x 28" 100% guaranteed original and vintage as always from Grapefruit Moon Gallery. CONDITION: This is in very fine condition with only the most minimal corner wear, this was stored free from light and smoke and it is wonderfully preserved throughout, a great and very rare World War II find. Combat America is a 1943 Allied propaganda film of World War II: "1st Lieutenant Clark Gable is hereby directed to proceed to England ... for making a combat film dealing particularly with the combat phases of aerial gunnery ... ". Initial footage depicts aircraft flying over American mountains, with Gable narrating that this is what they are fighting for. Bob Hope also appears in the film,[1] and the film mostly depicts 351st Bombardment Group life at RAF Polebrook. Combat footage begins three-quarters of the way into the movie and includes take off and return of aircraft. The film depicts a wall poster with target names and, for confirmed kills, swastika stickers. Footage at the end of the film includes a B-17 in an uncontrolled dive with a portion of the horizontal stabilizer missing[1] and shoot-down of Messerschmitt Bf 109s. Intercut with the combat footage is close-up footage of machine gun firing from a B-17 waist gun port. Gable flew 5 World War II combat missions from May 4-September 23, and during one of them, his shoe was struck by an anti-aircraft shell. Gable's film crew included MGM cameraman Andrew J McIntyre; "1st Lt. Howard Voss, a sound engineer; Master Sgt. Robert Boles, a cameraman; Master Sgt. Marlin Toti, an other[sic] cameraman; and 1st Lt. John Mahlin, a scriptwriter."[2]

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