Selasa, 14 Disember 2010

Hollywood Lagend - Marilyn Monroe

She was born Norma J
eane Mortenson on June 1, 1926 in Los Angeles, California, to Gladys Baker. As the identity of her father is undetermined, she was later baptized Norma Jeane Baker. Gladys had been a film cutter at RKO studios, but psychological problems prevented her from keeping the job and she was eventually committed to a mental institution.

Norma Jeane spent most of
her childhood in foster homes and orphanages until 1937, when she moved in with family friend Grace McKee Goddard. Unfortunately, when Grace's husband was transferred to the East Coast in 1942, the couple couldn't afford to take 16-year-old Norma Jeane with them. Norma Jeane had two options: return to the orphanage or get married.

On June 19, 1942 sh
e wed her 21-year-old neighbor Jimmy Dougherty, whom she had been dating for six months. "She was a sweet, generous and religious girl," Jimmy said. "She liked to be cuddled." By all accounts Norma Jeane loved Jimmy, and they were happy together until he joined the Merchant Marines and was sent to the South Pacific in 1944.

Elvis Presley

Elvis Aaron Presleya (January 8, 1935 – August 16, 1977) was one of the most popular American singers of the 20th century. A cultural icon, he is widely known by the single name Elvis. He is often referred to as the "King of Rock and Roll" or simply "the King".

Born in Tupelo, Mississippi, Presley moved to Memphis, Tennessee, with his family at the age of 13. He began his career there in 1954 when Sun Records owner Sam Phillips, eager to bring the sound of African American music to a wider audience, saw in Presley the means to realize his ambition. Accompanied by guitarist Scotty Moore and bassist Bill Black, Presley was one of the originators of rockabilly, an uptempo, backbeat-driven fusion of country and rhythm and blues. RCA Victor acquired his contract in a deal arranged by Colonel Tom Parker, who would manage the singer for over two decades. Presley's first RCA single, "Heartbreak Hotel", released in January 1956, was a number one hit. He became the leading figure of the newly popular sound of rock and roll with a series of network television appearances and chart-topping records. His energized interpretations of songs, many from African American sources, and his uninhibited performance style made him enormously popular—and controversial. In November 1956, he made his film debut in Love Me Tender.

Conscripted into military service in 1958, Presley relaunched his recording career two years later with some of his most commercially successful work. He staged few concerts, however, and, guided by Parker, proceeded to devote much of the 1960s to making Hollywood movies and soundtrack albums, most of them critically derided. In 1968, after seven years away from the stage, he returned to live performance in a celebrated comeback television special that led to an extended Las Vegas concert residency and a string of profitable tours. In 1973, Presley staged the first concert broadcast globally via satellite, Aloha from Hawaii, seen by approximately 1.5 billion viewers. Prescription drug abuse severely compromised his health, and he died suddenly in 1977 at the age of 42.

Presley is regarded as one of the most important figures of 20th-century popular culture. He had a versatile voice and unusually wide success encompassing many genres, including country, pop ballads, gospel, and blues. He is the best-selling solo artist in the history of popular music.[1][2][3][4] Nominated for 14 competitive Grammys, he won three, and received the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award at age 36. He has been inducted into four music halls of fame.


Lady Diana Frances Spencer, Diana Frances Mountbatten-Windsor, née Spencer.

After her marriage to Prince Charles Diana revieved the title Her Royal Highness The Princess of Wales. But after her divorce from Charles Diana lost the Royal Highness and became Diana, Princess of Wales. Diana became more then a public icon around the world with millions focused upon her every move in life. The princess was most noted for her charity work and public stance against land mines. Diana was the most photographed person in the world.

In January 1997, Princess Diana toured Angola while she was serving as an International Red Cross VIP volunteer. Diana toured the de-mining projects being run by the HALO Trust and visited landmine survivors in hospitals. Photos of Diana walking though a minefield wearing a ballistic helmet and flak jacket were beamed around the world. Then later that year Diana visited Bosnia with the Landmine Survivors Network. Her visits and opposition to landmines drew worldwide public attention to the cause and brought nations involved in the production of landmines to sign the Ottawa Treaty in 1997 creating an international ban on the use of anti-personnel landmines. However, to this day some nations have still not signed the treaty.

Perhaps the most inspiring work of the Princess Diana was in 1987 when she became the first high-profile person to be photographed knowingly touching a person with the HIV virus.

The life of Princess Dianaeen one of controversy and so it also was in her death. It seemed as though the whole world stood still when news of her death became public.

Diana, Princes of Wales

Diana, Princess of Wales (Diana Frances;[2] née Spencer; 1 July 1961 – 31 August 1997) was a member of the British royal family and international personality of the late 20th century as the first wife of Charles, Prince of Wales, whom she married on 29 July 1981. The wedding, which was held at St. Paul's Cathedral, was televised and watched by a global audience of over 750 million people. The marriage produced two sons; Princes William and Harry,[3] currently second and third in line to the thrones of the 16 Commonwealth realms.

A public figure from the announcement of her engagement to Prince Charles, Diana was born into an old, aristocratic English family with royal connections, and remained the focus of worldwide media scrutiny before, during and after her marriage, which ended in divorce on 28 August 1996. This continued following her death in a car crash in Paris along with her companion Dodi Fayed and driver Henri Paul on 31 August 1997, and in the subsequent display of public mourning a week later. Contemporary responses to Diana's life and legacy are mixed but popular interest in the Princess endures.

Diana also received recognition for her charity work and for her support of the International Campaign to Ban Landmines. From 1989, she was the president of the Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children.

Lady Diana and Prince Charles Wedding Stamps

The Royal wedding between between Lady Diana and Prince Charles on 29th considered as Wedding of the twenteenth century.Eventhough the end of this marriage was tragic and anti -climax the marriage of Lady Diana was always remembered as her funeral.Both of the events made big impact through out the world.Lady Diana most remembered person.

During this marriage several countries released lot of postal articles like commemorative stamps,First-day covers,Stamp booklets,Omnibus-stamps ect.They are very beautiful and collectors delight.Britain is famous for thier specialisation in postage stamps.They released beutiful stamps,booklet,firstday covers ect.

In the booklet they gave details about Prince Charles and Lady Diana and thier family tree.In that we understand both of them are from same family root.

Apart from Britain other countries like Ascension Island,Barbados,Bermuda,Brunei,Caymen Island,Falkland Island and Dependency,Falkland

Island,Fiji,Gambia,Hongkong,Lesotho,Mauritius,Norfolk Island,Pitcairn Island,St.H

elena,Samoa,Sierra leone,Solomon Islands,Swaziland,Tristan da cunha,Vanuatu,British Virgin Islands,Jersey,Gurensey,Isle of Man,Anguilla,Aus

tralia,Cocos (Keeling) Islands,Cook Islands,Aitutaki,Penrhyn,Cyprus,Gibraltar,New Zealand,Niue,Antigua,Ghana,Jamaica,Saint Lucia,Kenya,Tonga,Nevis,ect.