Twelve O'Clock High Toby Mug Gregory Peck Robin Hood

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  • Item Category: Ceramics
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Feb 08,2008
  • Channel: Online Auction

918 TH BOMB GROUP'S TOBY JUG

An exact replica of the original movie prop use in Twentieth Century Fox's 1949 hit

Twelve O'clock High

Starring Gregory Peck and Dean Jagger

You also get two 8''x10'' glossy studio stills

Hand painted

Cast full size (8'' tall)

Glaze fired heavy ceramic

Originally created by Fox Studio Prop Makers

Comes packed in a specially made box

The wabouts of the original toby used in the movie is not known. Through years of research and development, we were able to achieve this incredibly accurate replica. With continued refinement, which involved studying stills and movie scenes provided to us by Fox, we hand sculpted and painted more than ten plaster models. Once the sculpted model was finished and approved by Fox, we searched the U.S. and U.K. to find a manufacturer capable of consistently meeting our demands for a top quality product.

The results of our efforts are clearly evident in each piece. Our replica of the 918th Bomb Group toby jugs are cast in small batches and then hand painted, glazed and triple fired. Each jug is "double" quality checked. Once at the factory, and again when we pack them for shipment. This assures that you are receiving the very finest quality possible.

T O B Y N E W S

Watch for this mug in the upcoming movie "Thunder Over Reno"

Posted on /hangartalk

This Just In.... Thunder Over Reno - Premier

The producers of "Thunder Over Reno", a theatrical film release billed as the "Worlds Fastest Love Story", are proud to announce a series of showings of this just completed project.
The Grand Premier of "Thunder Over Reno" will be held at the Grand Sierra Resorts in Reno, Nevada, Friday, September 14, 2007 at 7:00 P.M. This showing is sponsored by the Fargo Air Museum, a nonprofit 501c3 organization. "This premier event will coincide with the National Championship Air Races", said Mitch Carley, "Thunder Over Reno" writer and director. "This showing is intended as a "thank you" to the many individuals and organizations that participated in making this film possible", Carley further stated.
Further showings sponsored by the Fargo Air Museum are slated for Fargo, North Dakota, Columbus, Ohio, and Wichita, Kansas. Dates for these events will be announced during the Reno premier.

Posted on

May 6 2007, 11:06 PM

... The production crew (from Thunbder Over Reno) and Robert Odegaard appeard on stage and answered questions afterward. I was the first one out of the chute and asked Mr. Odegaard if, as in the footage shown, the young Mr. Odegaard had a reproduction of the Toby mug on the night stand next to the alarm clock, or was that just a Hollywood artifact? Mr. Odegaard gave me that deer in the headlights look and turned to Mitch and said "Help me out on that one." Mitch expressed amazement that anyone in the audience recognized Toby and then explained to the audience that Toby was the mug on the mantel in the black and white film "12 O' Clock High." Mitch put it in the film because he figured that kids of that era who loved military aviation would have one.

T R I V I A

A replica of the 918th Bomb Group's Robin Hood toby mug is in use by the Officer's club at Whiteman AFB, Missouri, home of the 509th Bomber Wing. The real movie prop mug, which was the prized possession of the Frank Armstrong family, fell victim to theft in the early 90s and has not been seen since. The replica mugs are still in production and available on eBay

The Robin Hood Toby mug prop can be spotted in the background in a scene from the 20th Century Fox movie Valley of the Dolls (1967). It's sitting on a wire-frame shelving unit in one of the "Dolls" apartments.

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