Arago: Legends of Hollywood-Henry Fonda Issue

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Legends of Hollywood-Henry Fonda Issue

The Postal Service issued a 37-cent Henry Fonda commemorative stamp in a pressure- sensitive adhesive (PSA) pane of twnety, on May 20, 2005, in Los Angeles, California. Derry Noyes of Washington, DC designed the stamp. Ashton-Potter (USA), Ltd., produced 65 million stamps in the offset process with microprinting "USPS."

With the eleventh stamp in its Legends of Hollywood Series, the US Postal Service honored Henry Fonda (1905-1982), one of America's most popular actors, on the 100th anniversary of his birth. Stamp artist Drew Struzan of Pasadena, California, based his portrait of Fonda on a photograph taken by Frank Powolny in 1941. For the selvage, art director Derry Noyes chose a photograph showing Fonda in his iconic performance as dispossessed farmer Tom Joad in the "Grapes of Wrath" (1940).

Reference:

Postal Bulletin (April 14, 2005).


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