The Postal Service issued five 32-cent Classic Movie Monsters commemorative stamps on September 30, 1997, in Universal City, California.
The stamps feature five legendary movie monsters and pay tribute to the actors who portrayed them. Featured on the sheet are Bela Lugosi as Dracula, Lon Chaney as The Phantom of the Opera, Lon Chaney, Jr., as The Wolf Man, and Boris Karloff as both The Mummy and Frankenstein's monster. The selvage also contains a photograph of each actor and his signature.
Designed by Derry Noyes of Washington, DC, and illustrated by Thomas Blackshear of Colorado Springs, Colorado, the stamps were issued in a pane of twenty and printed by Stamp Venturers, Inc., in the gravure process.
Postal Bulletin (August 28, 1997).