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“The proper definition of a man is an animal that writes letters”*…

 

From our old friend Shaun Usher, the force behind Letters of Note (c.f. here, here, and here), Letterheady

…a blog which celebrates and showcases the personalised letterheads of some of the best-known and loved figures in pop culture. Using both found examples and pieces from the collections of others, Usher collects those from the likes of Anaïs Nin, Andy Warhol’s Interview Magazine, Michael Jackson and the Grateful Dead. There are fictional examples, too – members of the official Twin Peaks Fan Club were sent notes written on stationery from Dwayne Milford, the Mayor of Twin Peaks, while the author of Psycho, of which the film was later directed by Alfred Hitchcock, wrote for years under a letterhead bearing the name ‘Bates Motel: For that wistful country feeling,’ in a witty but sinister nod to the murderous venue in his famous horror story…

More of the backstory on AnOther; visit Letterheady here.

* Lewis Carroll (Charles Dodgson)

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As we search for a stamp, we might recall that it was on this date in 1964, on the eve of a get-together, that T.S. Eliot wrote his pen pal Groucho Marx: “the picture of you in the newspapers saying that … you have come to London to see me has greatly enhanced my credit in the neighbourhood, and particularly with the greengrocer across the street. Obviously I am now someone of importance.”

More on their unlikely friendship here and here.  And for the remarkable (and heart-warming) story of the revival of a “lost” Marx Brothers musical, click here.

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Written by LW

June 3, 2016 at 1:01 am

Take a letter…

From Letterheady, a collection of interesting and amusing letterheads…

For others– including examples from such celebs as Elvis, Adolph Hitler, The Rolling Stones, and Kurt Vonnegut (before he was “Kurt Vonnegut”)– visit Letterheady.

As compose ourselves, we might recall that on this date in 1967, the first educational television network in the U.S.– National Educational Television (NET)– signed on as a network, when 70 independent educational stations interconnected for the first time to broadcast Lyndon Johnson’s inaugural address. (Prior to this, NET had simply circulated tapes of shows to stations, which broadcast them when they arrived– “consult your local listings.”)  Lest we doubt that the pace of advance is brisk, it was on this same date only four years later (1971) that public television’s signature prime time show, Masterpiece Theater, premiered on what by then was PBS (the successor to NET).

The original logo

Written by LW

January 10, 2010 at 1:01 am

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