Directors Billy Wilder, John Ford & More Get Commemorative Stamps
We're not gonna lie. The Memorial Day weekend is upon us, and the news flow is already starting to slow down as everyone enjoys an extra day in the sun (or whatever weather you're having locally). But even so, here's something that's cool enough that we would probably highlight on a day with big trailers and such. Iconic filmmakers Billy Wilder, John Ford, Frank Capra and John Huston have their work immortalized on celluloid (some even by the Library of Congress) and now the directors themselves and their work have been commemorated with postal stamps. It's almost a rite of passage as an icon. Look!
Here are the four stamps commemorating each director and one of their seminal works via The Playlist:
The set includes just four stamps for now, highlighting The Searchers from John Ford, It Happened One Night from Frank Capra, Some Like It Hot from Billy Wilder and The Maltese Falcon from John Huston. Not only did each of these filmmakers revolutionize movies and have a legacy that has lasted decades and will continue to last as long as cinema itself, but each of these films are staples of their respective genres and inspire hoards of aspiring filmmakers to this day. It's a shame people don't send more letters and such nowadays, otherwise I would slap these all over envelopes. They still make great collectors' items and affordable gifts at a price ranging from $1.80 to $9 depending on how many you want. Cool?