WW1 German Pilot Officer 1910 tunic/ Howard Hughes movie Hell's Angels (1930). This is an original WW1 German officer 1910 tunic which was also used as a Hollywood costume in the 1920's and 1930s.During that time m ovies about the Great War had become very popular and had advanced from silent film to sound movies. These classics included Wings, Dawn Patrol, All Quiet On The Western Front and Hell's Angels. After World War 1 Hollywood costume companies bought thousands of American, French and British surplus military uniforms to meet the demands of studios producing war films. Were in abundant supply with little value except to Hollywood and were cheaper than producing expensive reproductions. This tunic is in very good condition with no damage, holes or stains. It does show signs of alterations in various places which does not affect the outside appearance. The inner liner has separated slightly at the arm pit and the collar. The Pour le Merit, Iron Cross 1st class and pilot's badge are reproductions. The shoulder boards and belt buckle are authentic original German WW1 insignia.
The visor cap is also original German WW1 and is in very nice condition. A newer head band liner has been added.
It also has a United Costumers Inc. Stamp on the inside liner. There is a United Costumers Inc.Tag on the coat liner with the actor's name Frank Clark. This actor had a major role in the classic film Hell's Angels directed and produced by Howard Hughes in 1930.
He played the part of Lieutenant Von Bruen, the squadron commander who lead the German fighters against the allies. Frank Clark was also a well known Hollywood stunt pilot and personally flew the airplanes in all of his scenes. He began flying and acting in silent films in the 1920s and continued appearing in many films into the 1940s. He was killed in an airplane accident while flying in California in 1948. This uniform displays exceptionally well and would enhance any WW1 or Hollywood film collection.
Here is your chance to o wn an original piece of WW1 and classic Hollywood film history! The item "WW1 pilot German Officer 1910 tunic with Hollywood history/Hell's Angels 1930" is in sale since Thursday, April 07, 2016. This item is in the category "Entertainment Memorabilia\Movie Memorabilia\Other Movie Memorabilia". The seller is "fliegertrooper" and is located in Yukon, Oklahoma. This item can be shipped to United States, to Canada, to United Kingdom, DK, RO, SK, BG, CZ, FI, HU, LV, LT, MT, EE, to Australia, GR, PT, CY, SI, to Japan, to China, SE, KR, ID, to Taiwan, ZA, TH, to Belgium, to France, to Hong Kong, to Ireland, to Netherlands, PL, to Spain, to Italy, to Germany, to Austria, RU, IL, to Mexico, to New Zealand, SG, to Switzerland, NO, SA, AE, QA, KW, BH, HR, MY, TR, BR, CL, CO, CR, DO, PA, TT, GT, SV, HN, JM.