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Centenary of Thai Cinematography (1997)

 

King Prajadhipok and photo of the movie King of Siam’s Visit to Bern    Prince Thongthaem Tawanyawong and photo of filming equipment and the announcement of the first ever film screening in Thailand

Poster of the first ever silent film made by Thais and photo of a music ensemble that played the film music accompanying the movie    Poster of the first spoken feature film made by Thais and a photo of an outdoor movie shown by a travelling movie company.

 

 Issue Name: Centennial Anniversary of Cinema in Thailand
 Thai Issue Name: 100ปี ภาพยนตร์ในประเทศไทย
 Issue Date: 1997/2540-06-10
 Cause: To commemorate the centenary of cinematography in Thailand
 Catalogue Number: 1997/29-32
 Denomination: 3 Baht, 3 Baht, 7 Baht, 7 Baht
 Unused Value: 6 Baht, 6 Baht, 10 Baht, 10 Baht
 Complete Set:  32 Baht (unused), 24 Baht (used)
 Thailex Collection: Unused set
 Size: 27 x 45 mm (30 x 48 mm incl. white border)
 Quantity of Stamps: 2,000,000 pieces per design
 Printer: Thai British Security Printing Public Company Limited, Thailand
 Subject: Cinema in Thailand with depictions from the past: 1. King Prajadhipok, who was an ardent film enthusiast, looking through the eye of a film camera, next to a celluloid photo depicting footage of the 1897 visit of King Chulalongkorn to Europe, which is the first film ever on record made about Thai people by the French Lumiere Brothers, and entitled King of Siam’s Visit to Bern; 2. Prince Thongthaem Tawanyawong, who pioneered filmmaking in Thailand by filming his brother King Chulalongkorn at court and in royal ceremonies between 1900 and 1910. On his left is a celluloid photo depicting filming equipment, as well as an announcement of the first ever film screening in Thailand, held in Bangkok on 10 June 1897; 3. Old poster of the Thai movie Chok Song Chan (โชคสองชั้น), i.e. ‘Double Luck’, the first ever silent film made by Thai people, which featured on 30 July 1927, besides a celluloid photo depicting a music ensemble that at that period played the film music accompanying the movie, here shown in front of a movie theatre; 4. Old poster of the Thai movie Long Tahng (หลงทาง), with the English subtitle ‘Going Astray’, which was the first ever spoken feature film made by Thais, released on 1 April 1932. The celluloid photo on the left depicts an outdoor movie shown on a giant screen from a truck belonging to a travelling movie company.
 Related Link: Thailand, Prajadhipok, Chulachomklao, Chulalongkorn, Thongthaem Tawanyawong, nang klahng plaeng