At the movies

Discussion in 'General Flight Jacket Discussion' started by Anonymous, Oct 6, 2009.

  1. Anonymous

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    Hi,
    I thought why don't we make a list of movies in which stars wear A-2 jacket for reference purposes....

    Let me start

    Film / Star
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    The War Lover / Steve McQueen, Robert Wagner
    The Great Escape / Steve McQueen
    The Flying Tigers / John Wayne
    Pearl Harbor / Alec Baldwin, Ben Affleck, Josh Hartnett
    The Hitcher / Thomas C Howell

    Any others? Please help complete this list
     
  2. wop54

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    Von Ryan Express ( F. Sinatra)
    Bird on a Wire (M. Gibson)
    Memphis Belle (M. Modine)
     
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    The Right Stuff ;)
     
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    Space Cowboys
    Band of Brothers
    12 oclock High
    Hanover Street
    Flying Tigers
    A Guy Named Joe
    Somewhere in Time
    Tuskegee (?)
    Test Pilot( Clark Gable)
    Catch 22
     
  5. Anonymous

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    Ah let me see...

    It's the
    Tuskegee Airmen / Lawrence Fishburne, Cuba Gooding Jr
    12 O Clock High / Gregory Peck
    Hanover Street / Harrison Ford

    don't know which actors for the others

    also,
    The secret of the Incas / Charlton Heston (civilian A-2)
     
  6. MikeyB-17

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    The Right Stuff is Sam Shepard

    Also:-
    The Thing from another World-Kenneth Tobey
    When a man loves a woman-Andy Garcia (and Meg Ryan)-ANJ-3?
    The Greatest show on Earth-Charlton Heston

    Are we including all flight jackets here, or just A-2's? And are we talking about originals, or repros, of which there are any number of ropey ones in any number of films?
     
  7. ghq1

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    1) Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo, 1944

    Van Johnson & Spencer Tracy

    [​IMG]

    What's interesting to me is that the movie was done in 1944 and appears to use issue A-2's . .until you see the back of the jacket with a horizontal "A-1" style upper back seam . . . Maybe Hollywood had their own versions made up . .

    2) MacArthur, 1977

    Gregory Peck

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    Note that the windflap appears to be on the wrong side (right side) . .instead of left



    Image corrected - Bill French
     
  8. MikeyB-17

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    I think the neg's reversed-nametag's on the wrong side too.
     
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    Years go by between viewings of "1941" and I forget what inspired loopiness it is. Time to watch it again. Thanks.
     
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    The "Devil's Brigade" show William Holden wearing an A2 which looks like a RW.
     
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    Dana Andrews/The Best Years of Our Lives (1946)
    [​IMG]
     
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    Captain Wild Wayne Kelso - my favourite fighter pilot.
     
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    Does anyone remember that WW I based blimp movie with Michael York? Have sort of been looking for that on DVD. If memory does not fail me, they had some pretty good WW I German leather blimp jackets.
     
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  17. Anonymous

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    Or is it CAPTAIN WILD BILL?
     
  18. Anonymous

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    My request was for A-2 not all flight jackets.
    Original or repros doesn't matter.


    Wing nut, earlier in the shooting and when the trailer was made it was Wayne but afterwards they changed it to Bill.
     
  19. Peter Graham

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    Donald Sutherland wore a cool looking leather jacket in Kellys Heroes. Not an A-2 but worth a mention.
     
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    William Holden in "Picnic"
    "A Guy named Joe"
     

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