Sunday, January 9, 2011

The Egg and I - The Egg and You

The Egg and I - Fred MacMurray and Claudette Colbert in a scene from the new Universal picture.

the back reads:
The Egg and YOU

Dear ____

Are you getting eggs as fresh as those in the picture?  All eggs are fresh when they are laid.  Some of us poultrymen who take pride in our product have organized our own marketing system so that people in the cities will get eggs of the finest quality.  They are gathered fresh at the farm, kept fresh by proper handling.  You can get our good eggs at many of the leading retail stores in Rochester.  Our trade-mark is G.L.F.  Look for it next time you buy eggs.


postmarked in 1941 with a 1 cent Washington stamp

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The movie:
On their wedding night Bob informs his new bride Betty that he has bought a chicken farm. An abandoned chicken farm, to be exact, which is obvious when the two move in. Betty endures Bob's enthusiasm for the rural life, rustic inconveniences, and battling nature, but her patience is severely tested when glamorous neighbor Harriet Putnam seems to set her sights on Bob.


viridian said...

Thanks for showing the stamp too - even though it is a very common one. I am starting a stamps meme on my blog:

Postcardy said...

I read the book that the movie was based on.