Sunday, December 31, 2006

Jimmy Stewart Gets Stamped

James Stewart Stamp

Lucille Ball's good friend and neighbor, James "Jimmy" Stewart, will be honored on a United States Postage Stamp in July 2007.

An excerpt from a United States Postal Service Press Release:

As the 13th honoree in the Legends of Hollywood series, James Stewart (1908-1997) was a quintessential American film hero whose lanky physique, drawling speech and naturalistic acting style came to personify "Everyman." He starred in more than 80 movies. Stewart served as a pilot in the United States Army Air Forces during World War II, winning multiple decorations.

The stamp is a portrait of Stewart based on a publicity photograph for The Stratton Story. The painting on the selvage shows Stewart in Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, the 1939 film for which he received his first Academy Award(r) nomination for "best actor." The July stamp dedication ceremony will take place in Hollywood.

Lucille Ball's 2001 Stamp

Lucy Stories from an old fan - courtesy of morethanonesubject (Claude)

2007 U.S. Postage Stamp Designs