Postage Stamps Honor TV’s Golden Age

Posted by Sally Cloninger on August 15, 2009 
Filed under Early TV History

pr08_136zYou’re traveling through another dimension, one where, for 44 cents, small items of correspondence can be dropped into blue boxes that will transport them around the country. Your next stop: the post office. The United States Postal Service started selling its new “Early TV Memories” stamps this week, honoring television shows from the 1950s and ’60s. Among the performers featured are Groucho Marx of “You Bet Your Life”; Jackie Gleason and Art Carney of “The Honeymooners”; Vivian Vance and Lucille Ball, above middle, of “I Love Lucy”; and Rod Serling, above, of “The Twilight Zone.” The series was introduced Tuesday to a group in Los Angeles that included June Lockhart, 84, of “Lassie,” whose collie, top, is on a stamp.

Compiled by DAVE ITZKOFF

from The New York Times, 15 August 2009


2 Responses to “Postage Stamps Honor TV’s Golden Age”

  • Matt Hammer on August 16th, 2009 1:49 am    

    You’ve got to love the Groucho. Two of the books that I bought at Powells are his autobio “Groucho and me”, and bio “Hello,I must be going”.

  • Sally on August 16th, 2009 8:17 am    

    I think you might have your research topic for fall!
    No matter about all those twelve books you bought…it all is relevant. See you soon!

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