I just got off the phone with the USPS Philatelic Center and the lady there divulged that the next Legends of Hollywood stamp (issued annually) will be of Cary Grant. There is no release date set and the info isn’t on their website yet, but she told me it was this year’s selection (past selections include Marilyn, Bogie, Hitchcock, Cagney, James Dean, and last year’s unusual choice, Lucy).
Personally, I was guessing either Jimmy Stewart, Garbo or Bette Davis, but Cary’s still a great choice.
Also, this year Irving Berlin gets a stamp! Given that they’ve had a deluge of musical issues recently, from blues to jazz to rock to film composers (another great choice), I’m shocked the man who wrote “God Bless America” and “Cheek to Cheek” didn’t have a stamp until this year (slated for release this summer).
The last issue that might be considered film-related this year is Andy Warhol.
As a Film-atelic collector (and complete nerd, obviously), I’m getting all my cover materials ready now. Woo hoo!