Friday, December 28, 2007

New US stamps for 2008

What do Bette Davis, “Take Me Out to the Ball Game,” and Latin jazz have in common? They’re some of the subjects recognized in the Postal Service’s 2008 stamp program according to a USPS Press Release.

In the release, Postmaster General John Potter is quoted as saying, “This stamp series celebrates our greatest creative minds, our groundbreaking heroes, and the places, institutions and values that have made us who we are. We’re proud to be able to highlight noteworthy parts of our shared American history on stamps that people will use every day to connect with family and friends."

While Frank Sinatra will get his own stamp, he is not part of Legends of Hollywood series. That honor goes to Bette Davis. Davis becomes the 14th inductee into the series on the 100th anniversary of the year of her birth.

Shown above,in a USPS photo, artist Michael Deas of Brooklyn Heights, NY, based his painting for the stamp on a black-and-white still of Davis made during the filming of All About Eve (1950). The selvage, or margin, photograph is a black-and-white still from Jezebel.

To see the new stamps, click here.
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posted by Don Schilling at 12:01 AM