Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Two WonderGround Star Wars Postcards . . .

Original Artwork of
"Spare Parts"
by artist Steven James Daily

WonderGround Gallery
The Art of Walt Disney World

This postcard features Chewbacca and C-3PO.
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Original Artwork of
"Forest Moon Patrol"
by artist Max Grundy

WonderGround Gallery
The Art of Walt Disney World

Both of these Star Wars postcards were bought in Walt Disney World in 2015 for $ 4.95 each. 

Royal Crown Cola with Lucille Ball

"RC tastes best!"
says Lucille Ball
Star of"The Dark Corner"
A 20th Century-Fox Picture

The cola taste-test proved Royal Crown Cola tastes best.  Try it! Say "RC for me!"  It's the quick way to get a quick-up with Royal Crown Cola - best by taste-test! - Lucille Ball

This postcard is from:
Celebrity Sell - Star Endorsements in the Classic Age of Advertising  

The Good Dinosaur, A New Best Friend

Original Artwork of
"A New Best Friend"
by artist Joey Chou

WonderGround Gallery
The Art of Walt Disney World

This postcard is from the movie 'The Good Dinosaur' and was bought at Walt Disney World in 2015 for $ 4.95. 

Dragon's Lair, Autographed by Bluth and Goldman

Dragon's Lair

"Dear Adventurer,
We cannot thank you enough for your support and contribution to help make a dream come true.  Soon we will celebrate the 33rd anniversary of the premier of the Dragon's Lair arcade game originally released in the summer of 1983.  The game has stayed alive for all these years having been sorted to over 70 platforms availing it for personal use in the home and the latest hand-held devices.  However, our dream has always been to bring Dragon's Lair: The Movie to the big screen.  The time is now, and your action to support this effort has been overwhelming.  Thank you ..
Sincerely Don Bluth and Gary Goldman
(The back of the postcard is autographed by both of them.)

This postcard features 'Castle Pan' and is postmarked in 2015.

Miles Ahead, Miles Davis, Starring Don Cheadle

Mile Ahead

If you gonna tell a story, come with some attitude

Staring Don Cheadle and Ewan McGregor

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In the midst of a prolific career, Miles Davis (Don Cheadle) disappears from public view for a period of five years in the late 1970s. He lives in isolation while dealing with chronic pain from a deteriorating hip, a musical voice inhibited and numbed by drugs and painkillers, and traumatic memories of his past. A music reporter, Dave Braden (Ewan McGregor), forces his way into Davis' house and, over the next couple of days, the two men unwittingly embark on an adventure to recover a stolen tape recording of the musician's most recent compositions.

The Blues Brothers

In Concert

The Blues Brothers

Special Guest
Jerry Garcia
July 11 - 1979
Freedom Hall
Louisville, Kentucky

This is a reproduction postcard that was bought in 2015.

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The Blues Brothers were founded by comedy actors Dan Aykroyd and John Belushi as part of a musical sketch on Saturday Night Live.  There first appeared on Saturday Night Live on January 17, 1976.

Ernest Hemingway

Ernest Hemingway
Hemingway y El Floridita

This is a 'fold open and close' postcard.  It is mailed from Cuba in 2016.  The picture below shows you what the card looks like when it is open.

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El Floridita is a historic fish restaurant and cocktail bar in the older part of Havana (La Habana Vieja), Cuba.  It is famous for its daiquiris and for having been one of the favourite hangouts of Ernest Hemingway while he was in Havana.

Tony Curtis

Tony Curtis

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Tony Curtis (born Bernard Schwartz; June 3, 1925 – September 29, 2010) was an American film actor whose career spanned 6 decades but was mostly popular in the 50's and early 60's. He acted in more than 100 films in roles covering a wide range of genres, from light comedy to serious drama. 

Saturday, July 2, 2016

Audrey Hepburn, Vogue 1955

Audrey Hepburn, Vogue 1955
Course Norman Parkinson Archive

This reproduction postcard is from 2016.  

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Zoolander with Ben Stiller

In theatres September 28

Skyy Vodka and Martinis

This is a 'Go-Card' Advertising postcard.

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Zoolander is a 2001 American satirical comedy film directed by Ben Stiller and starring Stiller, Owen Wilson and Will Ferrell. The film contains elements from a pair of short films directed by Russell Bates and written by Drake Sather and Stiller for the VH1 Fashion Awards television specials in 1996 and 1997. The short films and the film itself feature a dimwitted male model named Derek Zoolander, played by Stiller. The film involves Zoolander becoming the pawn of corrupt fashion executives in order to assassinate the Prime Minister of Malaysia. 

Snoop Dogg With a Pocket Watch

Snoop Dogg, Echo Park, California, 2004
Photograph by Stephen Stickler

This postcard is from 2016. 

Led Zeppelin

Led Zeppelin, New York, 1973
Photograph by Bob Gruen

This is a reproduction postcard that was bought in 2011.

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Here is another Led Zeppelin related postcard...
Hard Rock Live:
Jason Bonham's 
Led-Zeppelin Experience

2 Free Tickets
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino

The Birds by Alfred Hitchcock with Jessica Tandy

Alfred Hitchcock's
"The Birds"

"It could be the most terrifying motion picture I have ever made!" -Alfred Hitchcock

Starring Rod Taylor, Jessica Tandy, Suzanne Pleshette and Introducing Tippi Hedren

This postcard was printed in 1985.

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Release Date: March 28, 1963

Movie Plot:
A wealthy San Francisco socialite pursues a potential boyfriend to a small Northern California town that slowly takes a turn for the bizarre when birds of all kinds suddenly begin to attack people.

Shakespeare's Henry IV with Antony Sher and Alex Hassell

Royal Shakespeare Company

Sir John Faistaff: Anthony Sher
Prince Hal: Alex Hassell
Henry IV Part I by William Shakespeare
Photographer Kwame Lestrade.

This first performance of this production took place on 18 March 2014 at the Royal Shakespeare Theater, Stratford-upon-Avon.

There is a stamp on the back also featuring Anthony Sher and the RSC on the back of this postcard.
Here is the stamp...
Great Britain stamp 2011,
The 50th Anniversary of the Royal Shakespeare Company
The Tempest - The Beast Shall Tremble at thy Din 
Antony Sher - 66

Sunday, February 21, 2016

Doctor Who, Comic-Con

Doctor Who
BBC America

Comic-Con 2008
Thursday July 24

Doctor Who Panel, Ballroom 20
Executive Producer and lead writer Steven Moffat and Executive Producer Julie Gardner discuss their creative process and experience on working on the BBC's Doctor Who - Britain's most successful sci-fi franchise - with exclusive clips and Q & A session.

Shown on the card is the 10th Doctor played by David Tennant and Donna Noble played by Catherine Tate.

This advertising postcard is unused.  Below is a scan of the back of the card.

Blue Harvest, Star Wars Episode from Family Guy

Family Guy
Blue Harvest

Starring Chris Griffin, Peter Griffin, Lois Griffin, Stewie Griffin, Brian Griffin, Glenn Quagmire Cleveland Brown, Herbert and Mayor West

This postcard was bought in 2012, Blue Harvest is from 2007.

One Tough Cop with Stephen Baldwin

There are still real heroes.

One Tough Cop

Sometime the facts get lost in the headlines.
Stephen Baldwin, Chris Penn, Gina Gershon

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One Tough Cop is a 1998 American action crime film. It was directed by Bruno Barreto and written by Jeremy Iacone. 

Merry Christmas from The Simpsons

Prettige Kerstdagen gelukkig eneen Nieuwjaar!
(Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!)

This postcard is from Germany in 2015.