Ceremonial launch of a postage stamp with a portrait of Vlasta Burian
Ceremonial launch of a postage stamp with a portrait of Vlasta Burian on 8 April 2011 at the Ponrepo Cinema on the occasion of the 120th anniversary of the King of Comedians birthday
JUDr. Tomáš Mádl at the ceremonial launch of the stamp, attended by representatives of the Czech Post Office, the Union of Czech Philatelists, the National Film Archive, Filmexport home video and other outstanding personalities. A post office counter was even built at the cinema on this occasion where postal workers stamped mails with a machine postmark made especially for this event. The enthusiastic philatelists thus could obtain a print of the commemorative postmark. The launch was accompanied by film shots from the films with postal themes starred by Vlasta Burian and presented at the cinema auditorium of the National Film Archive, and by a compilation film entitled the „Portrait of the King of Comedians” made in 1987, with a commentary read by the Czech actor Josef Abrhám. The stamp has a nominal value of ten crowns; its author is Pavel Sivko and engraver Jaroslav Tvrdoň.