In today’s email-centric world there doesn’t seem to much place for the humble letterhead, but in decades gone by they were as essential a business tool as a phone or a pen. A quality letterhead was a way of verifying the authenticity of a letter as well as the credentials of the sender and as a result, everyone had them.
This week Retronaut has been showcasing the letterheads of everyone from Adolf Hitler to David Bowie and, while they’re all fascinating, some of the most creative ones come from the legends of the entertainment industry. I’ve pulled out a few choice examples which I thought would be of interest to you dear Bunkerites. Who knows, if you’re old enough to have written a fan letter to one of these people, you may even have a genuine one of these kicking around somewhere!
Fawcett Comics - 1942
Charles Schulz - 1958
The Star Wars Corporation - 1976
Paramount Pictures - 1978
The Muppets Show Fan Club - 1981
Marvel Comics - 1982
Lucas Film - 1982
You can view the full collection over at Retronaut.
Flight of the Conchord’s own Brett McKenzie is responsible for writing and/or producing all of the original songs in the new Muppets movie (as if you needed any more reasons to go see it!) In this lovely video he and the film’s leading frog sit down to sing the movie’s opening number together…and to demonstrate why they don’t sing it in the actual film.
This little beauty was No.2 most viewed trailer on Imdb between Avengers and the Muppets so highbrow rests in a bucket for another day!! Hooray!!
Tom Hardy takes the money with this little number and Chris Pine comes in out of the icy cold of space to throw in with this girlfriend safe gun game of a movie. It’s a romantic comedy for boys!! Two partners and top agents of the CIA kick ass on a daily basis together until they discover they’re going out with the same girl (Reese Witherspoon). Que zany shooting out of the sky of multi million dollar spy planes (federal offence), fast cars and kooky smashing up of nice looking restaurants. Drag factor of McG aside this is at least a film with Bane and Captain Kirk beating up on each other and your girlfriend might agree to see it. Who knows.