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This is an ORIGINAL set of 18 Glue Stamps all on a sheet. Each stamp measures 1" x 1-1/2" there is no value on them. It features the great artwork from the 1976 comedy motion picture,

Silent Movie

Director: Mel Brooks

Screenplay by: Mel Brooks & Ron Clark

A film director and his strange friends struggle to produce the first major silent feature film in forty years. Aspiring filmmakers Mel Funn, Marty Eggs and Dom Bell go to a financially troubled studio with an idea for a silent movie. In an effort to make the movie more marketable, they attempt to recruit a number of big name stars to appear, while the studio's creditors attempt to thwart them. The film contains only one word of dialogue, spoken by an unlikely source.

The entire cast included:

Mel Brooks ... Mel Funn
Marty Feldman ... Marty Eggs
Dom DeLuise ... Dom Bell
Sid Caesar ... Studio Chief
Harold Gould ... Engulf
Ron Carey ... Devour
Bernadette Peters ... Vilma Kaplan
Carol Arthur ... Pregnant Lady
Liam Dunn ... Newsvendor
Fritz Feld ... Maitre d'
Chuck McCann ... Studio Gate Guard
Valerie Curtin ... Intensive Care Nurse
Yvonne Wilder ... Studio Chief's Secretary
Harry Ritz ... Man in Tailor Shop
Charlie Callas ... Blindman

These stamps are in great shape the stamp is same image as the movie poster!

MORE INFO ON ANNE BANCROFT: Anna Maria Italiano was born 1931 in the Bronx, New York. She made her cinema

debut in 1952 in Don't Bother to Knock (1952). In the fifties she made a lot of movies as a supporting actress until she became a star with The Miracle Worker (1962), directed by Arthur Penn, for which she won an Academy Award. The sixties in general were her best years: The Pumpkin Eater (1964) directed by Jack Clayton, 7 Women (1966) directed by John Ford and The Graduate (1967) directed by Mike Nichols. In 1964 she married Mel Brooks. After the sixties she reduced her appearances in movies but still had some important roles like, for example, Garbo Talks (1984) directed by Sidney Lumet. She also began to make some TV films.

She and

Mel Brooks met on the set of a TV talk show, and Mel later paid a woman who worked on the show to tell him which restaurant Anne was going to eat at that night so he could "accidentally" bump into her again and strike up a conversation.

Graduated from the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in Manhattan.

She and

Mel Brooks married at New York City Hall, where a passer-by served as their witness.

Said that director

Arthur Penn had the greatest impact on her career.

She received her star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for her work in television. You can find the star at 6368 Hollywood Bld.

Son with

Mel Brooks: Max Brooks, born 1972.

1999: She became the 15th performer to win the Triple Crown of acting. Oscar: Best Actress,

The Miracle Worker (1962), Tonys: Best Supporting Actress-Play, "Two for the Seesaw" (1958) & Best Actress-Play, "The Miracle Worker" (1960), and Emmy: Best Supporting Actress-Miniseries/Movie, Deep in My Heart (1999) (TV).

One of only eight actors to have won both a Tony and an Oscar for having portrayed the same roles on stage and screen. The others are

Joel Grey (Cabaret (1972)), Shirley Booth (Come Back, Little Sheba (1952)), Rex Harrison (My Fair Lady (1964)), Yul Brynner (The King and I (1956)), Paul Scofield (A Man for All Seasons (1966)), Jos? Ferrer (Cyrano de Bergerac (1950)) and Jack Albertson (The Subject Was Roses (1968)).

Has won two Tony Awards: in 1958, as Best Supporting or Featured Actress (Dramatic) for "Two For The Seesaw," and in 1960, as Best Actress (Dramatic) for "The Miracle Worker," a role she recreated in her Oscar-winning performance in the film version of the same name,

The Miracle Worker (1962). She was also Tony nominated in 1978 as Best Actress (Play) for "Golda," in which she played the title character, Golda Meir.

1967: She accepted the Oscar for "Best Actress in a Leading Role" on behalf of

Elizabeth Taylor, who wasn't present at the awards ceremony.

1993: She (together with

Dustin Hoffman) accepted the Oscar for "Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium" on behalf of Ruth Prawer Jhabvala, who wasn't present at the awards ceremony.

She was only 6 years older than

Dustin Hoffman when she played his girlfriend's mother in The Graduate (1967).

She said that at the start of her career, 20th Century-Fox thought that her real name--Anna Maria Italiano--was "too ethnic," and gave her several options for a new one. She chose Bancroft because she thought it sounded dignified.

A Catholic Italian-American girl, she converted to Judaism after marrying

Mel Brooks.


Mel Brooks and their son Max Brooks all are Emmy-winners.

Her performance as Mrs. Robinson in

The Graduate (1967) is ranked #47 on Premiere Magazine's 100 Greatest Movie Characters of All Time.

Was the original choice to play

Joan Crawford in Mommie Dearest (1981), she left the project once the screenplay was completed.

In 1963, she won her Oscar for "Best Actress in a Leading Role" against fellow contender

Geraldine Page. In 1986, it was Page who won the Oscar for "Best Actress in a Leading Role" beating out Bancroft, who was nominated for her performance in Agnes of God (1985).

Said that for many years after doing

The Graduate (1967), young men would tell her that she was the first woman they had sexual fantasies about.

MORE INFO ON MEL BROOKS: Has frequently cast himself,

Gene Wilder, Harvey Korman, Rudy De Luca, the late Madeline Kahn, Cloris Leachman, Dom DeLuise, Ron Carey, the late Marty Feldman, and Kenneth Mars.

Almost always uses music by

John Morris.

Frequently uses the line: "we have much to do and less time to do it in"

His films usually contain many Jewish references and jokes.

Always features one scene in his movies in which the main character is seated and staring blankly, wondering what went wrong, while friends console him.

The main bad guy in his films is usually someone wearing a moustache or a beard.

Always features a scene where one character is explaining a plan to another, and the latter character repeats everything the former says, including something outrageous. After realizing this, the latter exclaims "what?"

Lead character in his films is always a male.

Known for parodying several films.

His films often contain references to the film's sequel, which never come to pass. Good examples of this are

History of the World: Part I (1981), Spaceballs (1987) and Robin Hood: Men in Tights (1993).

Is known for including in his movies a "walk this way" gag; one character says "Walk this way!" (as in "Follow me!"), and another character(s) copies the way he/she is walking. Examples include

History of the World: Part I (1981), Young Frankenstein (1974) and Robin Hood: Men in Tights (1993).

Frequently has a bust of his head on the poster of video/DVD cover of his movies.

All of his movies feature a wacky song-and-dance number.

Frequently makes fun of Adolf Hitler and Nazi Germany

Served as a corporal in the US army in North Africa during World War II.

Part of his duties in WWII was defusing landmines in areas before the infantry moved in.

His stage name is an adaptation of his mother's maiden name, Brookman.

His film

The Producers (1968) was the inspiration for the title of U2's album "Achtung Baby".

He produced and wrote the music, lyrics, and book for the Broadway musical version of "The Producers" (2001), a musical version of his earlier movie

The Producers (1968). The hit musical then lead to the hit movie The Producers (2005).

One of the few people to win an Oscar, an Emmy, a Grammy and a Tony. He won an Oscar for the screenplay of

The Producers (1968); 3 Emmys in a row (1997-1999) for his guest appearance as Uncle Phil in "Mad About You" (1992); 3 Tonys for The Producers- Best Musical, Original Music Score and Book (musical); and 3 Grammys- Best Spoken Comedy Album for "The 2000 Year Old Man In The Year 2000" (1998, with Carl Reiner) and two for The Producers (2001): Best Musical Show Album (as composer/lyricist) and Best Long Form Music Video (as artist).


Eddie Brooks manages a band called "Early Edison".

Named one of E!'s "Top 20 entertainers of 2001.".

Calls his late wife

Anne Bancroft his Obi-Wan Kenobi since she encouraged him to turn his movie The Producers (1968) into a Broadway musical.

Named one of People Magazine's "25 Most Intriguing People of 2001".

According to his 1975 Playboy interview, Mel's favorite candy is Raisinets.

At the opening of the Brodway version of "The Producers", he was asked by a reporter if he was nervious about the play's reception, since it cost $40 million to produce. Brooks joked, "If it flops, I'll take the other sixty million and fly to Rio." He didn't have to worry, since the play was both a critical and financial success.

He and

Anne Bancroft met on the set of a TV talk show, and Mel later paid a woman who worked on the show to tell him which restaurant Bancroft was going to eat at that night so he could "accidentally" bump into her again and strike up a conversation.

He and Bancroft married at New York City Hall, where a passer-by served as their witness.

Children from his first marriage:

Stefanie Brooks, Nicholas Brooks and Eddie Brooks. Son, Max Brooks, with Anne Bancroft was born in 1972.

In 1966, he was about to co-star in a movie called "Easy Come, Easy Go" with

Jan Berry and Dean Torrence in the leading roles. What would have been his on-screen debut, was canceled due to a car wreck during shooting, in which Berry suffered a severe brain damage and paralysis. On the casting list was also British comedy star Terry-Thomas.

Won 3 Tonys in 2001 for "The Producers" - Best Musical, Best Book of a Musical, and Best Musical Score.

Performed a rap song for the soundtrack of

History of the World: Part I (1981) called "It's Good To Be The King". It was a surprisingly successful hip-hop/dance hit in 1981. He followed it up with "Hitler Rap" for To Be or Not to Be (1983). The song was not as successful. But the lyric "Don't be stupid, be a smarty/Come and join the Nazi Party" was originally used in the original movie version of The Producers (1968), then later reused in Brooks' Broadway version of "The Producers".

The 1944 edition of the Eastern District High School (Brooklyn, N.Y.) yearbook featured the future Mel Brooks (born Melvin Kaminsky) stating that his goal was to become President of the United States; forty-three years later, in 1987, his ambition was to be fulfilled, if only in fiction and in part -- in the movie

Spaceballs (1987), he portrayed Spaceball leader "President Skroob".

His favorite song is "Yankee Doodle Dandy" by

George M. Cohan.

Biography in: "Who's Who in Comedy", by Ronald L. Smith, pg. 63-66. New York: Facts on File, 1992. ISBN 0816023387

Biography in: John Wakeman, editor. "World Film Directors, Volume Two, 1945-1985." Pages 162-167. New York: The H.W. Wilson Company, 1988.

He is a close friend of Italian TV star

Ezio Greggio, whose movies he inspired. Brooks is often a guest in Greggio's shows, and Brooks offered Greggio a small part in his Dracula: Dead and Loving It (1995), due to this friendship.

In 2001, won three Tony Awards for "The Producers": as a co-producer of the Best Musical winner; as Best Book (Musical), with collaborator

Thomas Meehan; and as Best Original Musical Score, both lyrics and music.

Grandson Henry Michael Brooks (Max's son) born April 2005.

In the original film version of

The Producers (1968), Brooks' voice can be heard singing the line "Don't be stupid/Be a schmarty/Come and join the Nazi Party" during the "Springtime for Hitler" number. For the Broadway musical version, he repeats this task, with the live actor lip-synching to a recording of Brooks.

Has cited his favorite films as

Ladri di biciclette (1948) (aka The Bicycle Thief) and Grande illusion, La (1937).


Blazing Saddles (1974) and Young Frankenstein (1974) are often cited as his best and most popular films as a director, his biggest video sales are Spaceballs (1987) and Robin Hood: Men in Tights (1993).

Is an avid fan of Russian literature, occasionally making references to works and writers in his films.

His running "walk this way" gag is also the inspiration for the song "Walk This Way" by

Aerosmith. The gag was copied from William Powell's ad-lib in After the Thin Man (1936).

Would much rather write than direct.

Anne Bancroft and their son Max Brooks have all won Emmys.

Has directed two performers to Oscar-nominations:

Gene Wilder (for The Producers (1968)) and Madeline Kahn (for Blazing Saddles (1974)).

Worked with son Nicholas Brooks at Brooksfilm. Nicholas was a story editor on The Fly (1986), The Fly II (1989) and Spaceballs (1987).

Godfather of Alan Yentob's children.

He attended film director Alfred Hitchcock's funeral.

On NPR interview, mentioned that he attended Virginia Military Institute - was a "Brother Rat".

Was considered for the role of Dr. Sam in HALLOWEEN.

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