Chris West's A History of America in Thirty-Six Postage Stamps PDF

By Chris West

ISBN-10: 1250043697

ISBN-13: 9781250043696

Observe THE superb tale OF the United States via ITS appealing and numerous POSTAGE STAMPS during this EXUBERANT AND consistently fascinating HISTORY.

In A heritage of the US in Thirty-six Postage Stamps, Chris West explores America's personal wealthy philatelic background. From George Washington's dour gaze to the charging buffalo of the western frontier and Lindbergh's hovering biplane, American stamps are a vibrant window into our country's remarkable and exact prior. With the continually available and lively West as your consultant, detect the outstanding breadth of America's brief heritage via a clean lens.

On their very own, stamps should be curiosities, even creative marvels; during this e-book, stamps develop into a window into the bigger sweep of heritage.

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Studios opened and closed at a frenetic pace, often disappearing virtually overnight. Rarely could a passersby even find a historical plaque at these former sites to be reminded of the magic that once was. As a nod to the past, when Paramount took over the new lot on Marathon Street, a copy of Queen Elizabeth, Zukor’s first hit, was placed inside the cornerstone of the new administration building. Paramount also chose to spare the barn from The Squaw Man from destruction, instead moving it to the new lot, thereby preserving a physical link back to one of the places where the company originated.

After his death in 2000, he was interred inside his father’s crypt in Hollywood Forever Cemetery, which is just across the wall from Paramount’s lot. Will Hays, 1922. The studio was rocked by a series of scandals during the early 1920s, including the purported rape/manslaughter of a young starlet by Paramount star Roscoe “Fatty” Arbuckle. The public outcry threatened all of Hollywood, and as a self-policing act, postmaster general Will Hays was hired by the studios to oversee Hollywood’s output, supposedly helping to preserve the nation’s morals.

Billions of dollars of new investment has poured into the city over the past two decades, which has helped turn the tide. Currently, the corner of Selma Avenue and Vine Street, where the barn used to stand, is a parking lot, but a new $240-million project involving 360 apartments and a 60,000-square-foot Whole Foods Market is in the works. 59 Paramount Studios, 1926. From left to right above, Jesse L. Lasky, Frank Garbutt, Adolph Zukor, and Milton Hoffman survey the progress of their new studio while surrounded by workers.

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