Now here’s a powerful and unusual old Hollywood item. Darryl Zanuck was the head of Fox Studios for decades and he was a real gambling man. He broke the bank at Monte Carlo a couple times and had Howard Hughes air cable number in his wallet if he needed flash cash to bolster his hand. This chip actually has VZ on it because Darryl was too superstitious to put his own initials on the piece, so he used his wife Virginia’s. In the silent days, Virginia was a Buster Keaton leading lady.
So Darryl and Virginia would invite the kings and queens of Hollywood glory to their Palm Springs’ estate and poker would be played on a grand scale with these very chips. Perhaps this one was anted up by Tyrone Power or used to call a Henry Fonda bluff. I’ve always felt it was one hell of a lucky charm, like with this in your pocket, you could break the bank at Monte Carlo!
This piece is guaranteed vintage and original and comes with a specially-designed COA from the Museum of Mom and Pop Culture signed by Darrylin Zanuck, herself – Darrylin is Darryl and Virginia’s daughter – Don’t miss this amazing piece with impeccable family provenance.
Size is just shy of 40mm. Same image on both sides of coin.
Overall Condition is Very Fine!
The ultimate Hollywood Lucky Token for the all-in gambler in the family!