Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Phantom of the Opera, Movies and Broadway

Phantom of the Opera

I bought several movie postcards in the Orlando, Florida airport at the Universal Studios store.  Each card cost $1.25

This postcard is unused and was bought in 2009.

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The Phantom of the Opera is a 1925 American silent horror film. The film featured Lon Chaney in the title role as the deformed Phantom who haunts the Paris Opera House, causing murder and mayhem in an attempt to force the management to make the woman he loves a star. It is most famous for Lon Chaney's intentionally horrific, self-applied make-up, which was kept a studio secret until the film's premiere.
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The Phantom of the Opera
This is postmarked in 2007 from Australia.
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Highlights of New York
From the depths of the Majestic Theater - The Phantom of the Opera strikes every night... To standing ovations.

I bought this one in 2011. It has never been mailed.

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The Phantom of the Opera is a novel by French writer Gaston Leroux ,(6 May 1868 – 15 April 1927).  It was first published as a series of stories in Le Gaulois (a French newspaper) from September 23, 1909 to January 8, 1910. Initially, the story sold very poorly upon publication in book form and was even out of print several times during the twentieth century; it is overshadowed by the success of its various film and stage adaptations. The most notable of these were the 1925 film depiction, Ken Hill's 1976 musical at the Theatre Royal Stratford East followed ten years later by Andrew Lloyd Webber's 1986 musical that in turn inspired the 2004 film adaptation.

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