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Yeah, poor Harvey missed out on the "fine Stafford's mug" the guy tried to sell him, huh? Funny how people here don't think that a A-2 jacket for over $500 is likely a "rip off" when any jacket of similar manufacture (but modern design) at a clothing store can cost less than half that. How about books on airplanes that cost over fifty bucks when the newest John Grisham novel (with even more pages) costs less than twenty? Why no cries of rip-offs there? You don't want it? Don't buy it! I'm not into pottery but I'm sure a lot of design work went into this, not to mention the licensing fees they had top pay for. Be thankful someone made this instead of griping about how expensive it is! One of the guys in my WW2 display group has one and they're very well done. I've pondered over buying one for years as I'm a huge 12O'CH fan and have been to both of the "Archbury" locations for the movie in the past (even flew over one of them in the Collings B-17 once).Jerry O'Neill wrote:I think it was just a couple of schillings in the film. The shop owner didn't want to rip him off cause it had been "knocked around a bit"!JDK wrote:Jerry O'Neill wrote:The opening scene in the film takes place in 1949 in London where the former Adjutant of the Group, Harvey Stovall, discovers the Mug in a second hand shop.
Could he afford it?
Probably long ago destroyed or it became someone's pencil jar in a trailer somewhere.In his book Twelve O’clock High, author Bernie Lay described the 918th Bomb Group's green Toby" as "Vigorously modeled, with a well formed satyr handle, the beer mug depicted a robber with a Robin Hood hat and a black mask over the eyes." Considered to be an essential element of the story's development much care and thought went into the development of the prop. As a base, Fox's prop makers secured a large Robin Hood jug (Royal Doulton, circa 1947) to which was added the necessary modifications, not only to fit Lay's description but to make the design unique enough that no royalties would be due to Doulton. An unknown number (one or possibly two) of the fictitious jugs were cast and painted for the scenes in the movie. When the Fox studios were finished with borrowed Air Force equipment and other props in July of 1949, director Henry King gratefully handed the movie's now famous 918th Bomb Group Toby jug over to General Frank Armstrong, a fitting gift for the man who was the inspiration for the "Frank Savage" character in both book and movie versions of Twelve O’clock High. It was a cherished heirloom of the Frank Armstrong family until it fell victim to theft in the early 1990's and to this day remains elusive.
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JohnB wrote:I see many of you seem to think it's $500.
I checked online and found it from the maker for $189.95...still a lot, but less than $500.
They also make a small coffee mug for a fairly reasonable $29.95.
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