Another thematic aspect of the use of postage stamps is their association with film and movie images, plays, players and the theatre, concerning both real and fictional stories and characters.
Buildings used in films, social movements, art and architecture are often used on stamps which have a relevance to film locations and screenplays.
Famous people, statesmen, royalty, authors and their works are all represented on stamps, as well as sports, public services, buildings, railways, aircraft, etc., etc., which can easily be linked to films and movies. And of course for films made in Australia, France, Italy, Singapore, and the South Sea islands there are stamps which link us to the locations used, and for a diversion I have listed some stamps and films and their associations.
For the moment, with less than 20 posts, I dare not give links to the sites where the film locations are stored, or else Iâ€™ll get a knee slapping from the moderatorsâ€¦â€¦â€¦.and you all know who I mean!
A UK issue, Frankenstein, Peter Cushing, Hammer Studios,
1975 Architecture, the Scottish house called a Fife Harling, seen in â€śStorm in a Teacupâ€ť, external stairs and all.
Blackpool, UK issue. Remember George Formby, â€śWith Me Little Stick of Blackpool Rockâ€ť, Donald McGill used to draw the sauciest of the postcards, and the famous pier and tower appear in â€śA Taste of Honeyâ€ť, â€śThey Met in the Darkâ€ť and one of the versions of â€śHindle Wakesâ€ť.
The Brontes lived in Haworth, Lancashire, the sisters wrote and the brother drank, or drugged himself to death, whilst father prayed. â€śWuthering Heightsâ€ť with Laurence Olivier was a famous black and white rendition, and a more recent film, â€śRita, Sue, and Bob Tooâ€ť has the girls wandering down the High street close to the Parsonage.
Edward Elgar wrote some fantastic music, Henry Wood invented the Promenade Concerts, held at the Royal Albert Hall, where parts of â€śThe Knackâ€ť, â€śThe Ipcress Fileâ€ť and â€śBrassed Offâ€ť were shot., and Elgar's music is played to this day. Pomp and Circumstance.