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Look what just arrived via First Class Mail for me! My dearest friend Parisa (of PftP fame) sent this to me along with a note: It suddenly struck me that you should haave this instead of me - being the true SF Historian in our family!

Wow! Now you KNOW I'm going to have to step up and do a little more research on this amazing and historic theatre! And just so you don't think that I'm shirking my homework to do these posts... I've already found a neat little tie-in to the Classics! Upon the opening of this movie palace, one enthusiastic newspaper columnist declared: "Neither King, Nor Emperor, Nor Croessus could command more!"

Now, many of you who live (or have lived) in San Francisco know that this amazing theatre no longer exists. In fact, the huge apartment complex that stands there now is rumored to be haunted! (Ask any projectionist and they will tell you! Or wait for a little while and I will post more about this later - you do know that I once trained to become an apprentice in the Projectionist's Union, no?)

To keep the theme going (and I love a theme) - I ALSO just received a set of these wonderful Edgar Allan Poe stamps! Parisa, you'll be seeing these soon on something in your P.O. Box!


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Feb. 10th, 2009 11:58 am (UTC)
While I don't think our stamps are necessarily bad I have to say that the offerings of the US are an additional incentive to send mail. I remember receiving postcards with stamps showing Frank Sinatra, Micky Mouse, Cary Grant and The Flash.
Feb. 10th, 2009 04:59 pm (UTC)
It is so nice to receive things via post, I think. I would blame the lack of letters I get these days on the internet, but really, most of my friends never wrote me letters before the internet either!

I am unfamiliar with German stamps, but I have a small collection of U.S. stamps that I started back in the early 1980s. My favorites are the ones that feature writers. But the actors are a close second. And then, every once in a while they come up with something really cool and unique like the Black Cinema stamps that came out last year and that I posted here ---> http://mindlikeasieve.livejournal.com/138958.html
Feb. 10th, 2009 08:05 pm (UTC)
I also collected stamps when I was a kid. My father still does. :)

German stamps usually commemorate all kinds of anniversaries, of events, people, places, inventions, etc. The choices are quite diverse and they often look nice, but be we don't have a lot of stamps related to what I'd call popular culture, like classic actors or movie related. Which is too bad since I think it would at least marginally entice younger people to write more.
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