The VERDICT: While said vehicle, one 1944 WHITE 810T did try to disguise itself in the movie "MIGHTY JOE YOUNG" as a moving van for the company "GREAT WESTERN MOVING CO." and apparently also did the same in the movie "IMPACT" as a "BEKIN'S" moving van, the van appearing in both 1949 movies is one and the same.
What was most dificult about this identification was identifying the year and make of said vehicle
as a 1944 White.
Presented to the case was some new evidence in way of a 1945 advertisement for a White Delivery Van:
You can note the similarity both to the Bekins and Great Western Vans below:
Since the advertisement shows a 45 van that uses a latter style grill, it is assumed that "our"
two /one and the same van is a late model 44 WHITE 810T.
FURTHER UPDATE ---5 / 2 / 09 ---- EMAIL FROM DON MacKENZIE
Mighty fine pictures Don, my sincere thanks for the info too!! Thanks for shedding some light on this VERY INTERESTING TRUCK!!!
For more information on "GERSTENSLAGER CO." check out this web page -- great photos too!!