Combat, MGM Studio made WW2 German Eagle

original movie costume

WW2 movie prop uniform eagle used in such films as when Tarzan and Lassie fight the Nazis, and reused as late as in the 1960's "Combat" TV show - my favorite as a kid! In the "Golden Age" of Hollywood studio art departments made everything, even small things like these eagles obtained from the major big release of Hollywood stuff which occured in the now ledgenary 1970 MGM Studio sale and auction - my now retired postman bought off the costume rack for $15 Jean Kellys "Singing in the Rain" suit - no kidding! Tons of stuff classic MGM movie stuff went unsold at that sale and was just hauled away to the dump, one of the garbage truck company guys saved the background matt painting of the Emmeral City from the "Wizard of Oz", and piles of the MGM movie stuff showed up at the Great Western Gun Show in the 1970's, where I bought a pair of "real" black Hussar or Panzer Generals pants for $5, I put them on and wore them around the show for around 15 minutes before a dealer paid me $100 for them, which I used to go back and buy more stuff from the piles. Still have some stuff from that show from the "Prince and the Pauper" with Error Flynn, and other stuff yet to be identifed even after all this time! So it is great fun looking at old movies now on TCM, as I never know when I'll see something in my movie prop collection. Oddly enough the 1970 MGM Studio sale occured the same year I started collecting, and I've recently seen the set of six MGM auction catalogs now selling for $800, so who knows what the actual props and costumes are worth today?
WW2 MGM made, reused in the Combat TV show.

costume: collector:
category: original / screen-used
type: costumes/wardrobe
movie: Combat (TV) (1962)
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Awesome eagles and great insight on the old studio sales! Thanks! [by abqpropguy ]
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