This model was used in the filming of the 1957 movie The
Bridge on the River Kwai. In 1958, the it was offered as a prize
at the Gala May Fair, a fund raising benefit sponsored by the Sisters of
the Good Shepherd, which took place at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel on May
25, 1958. Pictured in the photo at the bottom are Mrs. Fred Joyce, wife of
the director of public relations for Hilton Hotels (owner of the Waldorf
Astoria), Candy Jones (a model and pin up girl of the 40's and 50's),
and Miss Josephine Feely, a student nurse at St. Vincent's hospital
School for Nursing.
The Gilbert set shown on the bridge is
the 30320 set from 1957.