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    World War I Photos of a Young Darryl Zanuck and World War I Propaganda Pamphlet on his National Guard Division. Abandoned by his parents at age 13, future Hollywood producer/writer/mogul Darryl F. Zanuck joined the military at age 15, fighting in WW I Belgium with the 37th Division of the National Guard. This lot includes nine snapshots, ranging in size from 1.75" x 2.5" to 3.5" x 5.5", showing Zanuck with his division, as well as a 16-page pamphlet entitled The Thirty Seventh's Bit, detailing the division's action during the war. An "X" has been added to some of the photos (presumably by Zanuck himself) to identify himself in long-range group shots. Zanuck later served in World War II in North Africa, receiving the Legion of Merit, and in 1962 produced what many have long considered the definitve war film, The Longest Day. A curious blend of Hollywood and military history, in Excellent condition.

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    October, 2007
    6th-7th Saturday-Sunday
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