Sunday, February 26, 2012

The Legends of Hollywood

The Sqiudoo website reports, "The Legends of Hollywood is a series of commemorative stamps issued by the US Postal Service starting in 1995 with Marilyn Monroe. Since then, each year, one Hollywood legend, be it actor, actress, or director is chosen to grace these beautiful and highly collectible pieces of Hollywood memorabilia."

According to the site, "The artist chosen to create this stamp, Michael J. Deas, drew much of his inspiration for the stamp from a studio publicity photo of Marilyn taken in the 1950's. What is interesting to note, though is that while her face is inspired by the photo, her hands and her torso are actually a composite of a variety of photos taken of Marilyn.

It goes on to say, "The selvage art (art found around the surplus margin of the stamp sheet) was going to be the famous skirt blowing up scene from the movie, 'The Seven Year Itch', but it was decided that image was not appropriate and would demean Marilyn's memory."

On the site, you can vote for your favorite Legends of Hollywood celebrity and who should be honored with their own stamp in the series.

To learn more about the Legends of Hollywood series, click here .... and don't forget to watch the 84th Academy Awards tonight 7e/4p on ABC.
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posted by Don Schilling at 12:01 AM