Title Search for Paradise Lowell Thomas Movie Robert Merrill Opera Singer Vintage 1957 Orpheum Theatre San Francisco, California Cinerama Postally Unused Postcard *****FIRST CLASS SHIPPING INCLUDED – DOMESTIC ORDERS ONLY!*****
Seller ID Search for Paradise Postcard
Item Description/Title: Vintage 1957 “Search for Paradise” Hollywood movie, Orpheum Theatre (Theater) San Francisco, California CINERAMA postcard. The Orpheum Theatre was built in 1926, and they proudly ran Cinerama there for approximately 15 years, beginning in 1953.
*Picture View Side of Postcard:
*Text reads “The Lowell Thomas Production of ‘Search for Paradise’ Through the Adventuring Magic of Cinerama Technicolor - ‘Imitations Come and Go, But Only Cinerama Puts You in the Picture’ - Hear! Robert Merrill Metropolitan Opera Star Sing New Cinerama Music by Dimitri Tiomkin”.
*Imagery depicted is that of a small head shot of world-renowned opera star Robert Merrill in the lower right-hand corner of card, with the remainder of the card depicting one of the movie’s painted mural promotional scenic images.
*Reverse Side of Postcard: Back side of card is marked “ORPHEUM THEATRE, 1192 Market Street, San Francisco 2, Calif, Market 1-5000 - Exclusive San Francisco Home of CINERAMA”
Subject Matter/Genre: Topical - Entertainment/Performing Arts - Movies & Opera - Robert Merrill
Excerpted Research Info:
Back: Divided Back
Postal Usage: Postally unused
Age/Period: Vintage - 1957 (1950s
Material Type/Format/Style: Glossy color paper
Quantity: One (1)
Size: 5 & ½" x 3 & ½"
Condition (kindly refer to “Grading Scale” below for specifics): Near Mint!
CONDITION GRADING SCALE:
M - MINT: A perfect card just as it comes from the printing press. No marks, bends, or creases. No writing or postmarks. A clean and fresh card. Seldom seen.
NM - NEAR MINT: Like Mint but very light aging or very slight discoloration from being in an album for many years. Not as sharp or crisp.
EX - EXCELLENT: Like mint in appearance with no bends or creases, or rounded or blunt corners. May be postally used or unused and with writing and postmark only on the address side. A clean, fresh card on the picture side.
VG - VERY GOOD: Corners may be a bit blunt or rounded with minor faults at the corners and/or along the edges. Almost undetectable crease or bend that does not detract from overall appearance of the picture side. May have writing or postally used on address side, minor soiling or light stains, light cancel marks on view side, overall in very fine condition with emphasis on minor with regard to faults
G - GOOD: Corners may be noticeably blunt or rounded with noticeably slight bends, creases, tears/nicks, visible smudges, or light trimming to the size of the card. May be postally used or have writing on the address side, Generally a card that is in acceptable collectible condition but with visible medium to major flaws
FR - FAIR: Card is intact. Excess soil, stains, creases, writing, or cancellation may affect picture. Could be a scarce card that is difficult to find in any condition. A card or item that can only be considered a space filler or reference copy given presence of major flaws plus major damage such as missing corners, holes, large bends etc