Friday, June 15, 2012

Famous Director Stamps Get Their Day in Hollywood

The Round-Up was at a special event put on by the Post Office at the Directors Guild of America headquarters in Hollywood yesterday morning honoring John Huston, Frank Capra, Billy Wilder and John Ford. The legendary directors are pictured on a block of four stamps which were issued last month in Silver Spring, Md.

 Gary Marshall, well known television and film producer, director, writer and actor, acted as the master of ceremonies. Marshall confessed during his remarks that he too was a stamp collector and jokingly "chastised" the audience to buy the stamps and get the special Directors Guild cancellation which is shown here.

Several of the children (including film star Angelica Huston,daughter of legendary director John Huston) as well as some grand and great- grandchildren of the directors were invited up on the stage for the ceremonial unveiling.

Following the event, Marshall, the directors' relatives, postal officials as well as Jean Picker Firstenerg, president emerita of the American Film Institute and chair of the Citizens' Stamp Advisory Committee, signed autographs.

For more on the stamps and special event, click here.

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posted by Don Schilling at 12:01 AM