2nd World Film Festival of Bangkok – Commemorative Cover 2004
The 2nd World Film Festival of Bangkok was held at EGV Metropolis Theatre from 15 to 24 Oct 2004. A Commemorative cover was issued by Thailand on 15 Oct 2004 to commemorate this event. The Four stamps used on the cover were released by Thailand in 1997 to mark 100 Years of Cinema in Thailand.
Tan Sri Datuk Amar Teuku Zakaria Bin Teuku Nyak Putih or P Ramlee (22 Mar 1929 -29 May 1973) was a film actor,director, singer,songwriter,composer and Producer. he made his acting debut in singapore in 1948 but later moved to Malaysia in 1964.He is regarded as prominent icon of Malay entertainment and fame even reached Brunei, Sumatra,Indonesia, Hong Kong & Japan. For his contributions he was given the titles of Tan Sri & Datuk Amar.
A set of Four stamps were issued on 24 Jul 1999 by Malaysia in his honour. A commercially used First day Cover is listed.
Historical Cinema Theatres of Singapore on Stamps 2009.
On 2 Mar 2009 Singapore issued a set of Five stamps on Historical Cinema Theatres . The First silent films came to Singapore in 1902.The first Public screening in Apr 1902 in a tent and first theatre opened in 1904.
Cathay– The Cinema raised its curtains on 3rd Oct 1939 becoming Singapore’s first air conditioned cinema & first skyscraper, the tallest in Southeast Asia that time. On 24 Mar 2006 it was redeveloped together with Cathay Building and opened to public with 8 Cinema halls including The Grand Cathay ant The Picturehouse.
The Majestic – A historic building in Chinatown built in 1927 and completed in 1928.It was known as The Majestic theatre.In Jan 2003 it was reopened but as a shopping mall and renamed “The Majestic
Capitol Building – Historic building at the junction of North Bridge road and stamford road..Completed in 1933 it operated under the name of Kyo-Ei Gekkyo under Japanese occupation until 1944.After 1946 the Capitol was purchased by Shaw and rebuilt becoming the organisation’s flagship theatre and renamed Shaw building. Its use as a movie theatre ended with its last screening on 29 Dec 1998.
QUEENS– First opened in 1920s as Ritz theatre renamed “Nanyo Gekizyo” during Japanese occupation 1942-45. It became Queens Theatre in 1946 and ceased operations in 1983.
Rex – A Shaw brothers Cinema opened in 1946 with the inaugural screening of The Jungle Book and ceased operations in 1983 having screened its last film “Jaws 3-D”.
Charlie Chaplin – The Tramp – Stamps on Charlie Chaplin.
Sir Charles Spencer Chaplin ,KBE (16 Apr 1889-25 Dec 1977) was an English comic actor,Filmmaker and composer who rose to fame during silent era. He become a World wide icon through his screen persona “The Tramp”. He is considered as one of the most important figures in the history of Film industry. His career spanned more than 77 years and his famous movies are The Gold Rush,City Lights, Modern Times ,The Great Dictator
A large number of countries have issued stamps on him . Some of them are listed below.
On !6 Oct 1995 Bulgaria issued a set of Six stamps to commemorate Centenary of Motion Pictures & Cinema. One of the stamps featured Charlie Chaplin.
STAMPS ON CHARLIE CHAPLIN -BULGARIA 1995
Bosnia Herzegovina issued a stamp on Charlie Chaplin on 18 Jul 2001.
Solomon Islands issued a miniature sheet on 03 Jul 2014 to mark his 125th Birth Anniversary.
Kazakhstan issued a miniature sheet containing three stamps to commemorate 125th Birth Anniversary of Charlie Chaplin on 15 Jan 2015.