Sunday, February 26, 2012
The Legends of Hollywood
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.