Set of five stamps released by the Royal Mail in 1996 to mark the centenary of cinema. The stamps celebrate iconic aspects of British cinemagoing - the Odeon in Harrogate in its Art Deco splendour, Vivien Leigh and Laurence Olivier kissing in 'That Hamilton Woman', a ticket stub being lit by an usherette's torch, the Pathe News emblem, and Manchester Odeon's illuminated 'Big Screen Showing' sign. Chariots of Fire screenwriter Colin Welland provides a short essay in which he recalls his memories of cinemagoing as a child in the 1940s and argues for the importance of the cinema for British people.
|Country of origin||England|
|Related people||Colin Welland (Author)|
Part of the Bill Douglas and Peter Jewell Collection