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    Bronze Film Reel plaque presented to the Motion Picture Industry in Atlanta by the U. S. War Department. Bronze Film Reel plaque presented to the Motion Picture Industry in Atlanta by the U. S. War Department. (c. 1945) 169 7th War Loan Drive Main Chairman/Participant Awarded A Solid Bronze Film Reel Commemorative Plaque Presented to the Motion Picture Industry in Atlanta From The United States War Department. This award was presented to Carter Tate Barron, owner of a chain of movie theatres in Atlanta, Georgia including the Fox Theater, which debuted the Southern States premiere of Gone With The Wind (1939). Mr. Barron was a friend to both President Harry S. Truman and President Franklin D. Roosevelt. Barron was also acquainted with Clark Gable, Carole Lombard, Spencer Tracy, William Powell, Humphrey Bogart, John Wayne and other stars throughout the 1930s and 1940s. Barron was a major player in the war effort to use motion pictures to sell War Bonds. A very limited number of these plaques were awarded by the War Department with recipients including director John Ford. The solid bronze plaque measures 16 x 14.5 in. and depicts a relief image of a film reel with seven scenes of war and a central motif of the Iwo Jima flag raising. This award was cast after a design by sculptor Felix 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 in Atlanta. These awards are scarce and it's even harder to find such an award with the original wooden base and hanging chain still attached. This plaque was displayed at The Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum, New York 1995-2007. In vintage fine condition. Special shipping arrangements will apply.

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