Tuesday, November 22, 2005

Movie stamps

For those of you who haven't seen "Walk the Line," the film bio of legendary singer Johnny Cash, I highly recommend it. Besides having a great storyline, wonderful acting and music that will get your toes tapping, it has postage stamps in it.

In one scene, Cash (Joaquin Phoenix) is going through his fan mail and there are a couple close-ups of some stamps that I don't think any of us U.S. collectors have ever seen before.

I wonder if there is such a thing as a "philatelic technical advisor?" If there isn't, there should be.

Speaking of films and stamps, Sony and Steven Spielberg are promoting an interesting tie-in at their movie portal with "Memoirs of a Geisha" photo stamps.

Fans can select from eight different images to download. They can then upload their selected images to PhotoStamps.com and purchase the 37c labels with their selected “Geisha” images.

"Memoirs of a Geisha” will debut in theaters December 9, 2005.

To visit the "Memoirs of a Geisha" photo stamps Web site, click here.
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posted by Don Schilling at 12:01 AM