Today we’re showing you pictures of seven of the most popular stars ever produced by Hollywood.
These (count today’s photos) seven have been honored by having a U.S. Postage stamp released with their likeness on it. All of them are, of course, first class.
Hello, everybody. Joe Morella and Frank Segers, your classic movie guys, back with this very special numismatic quiz for our readers.
For better or worse, many famous people are now on our postage stamps. At first, of course, only politicians and statesmen were represented.
Then, in the 20th Century, the government started to put artists and writers on our stamps. The Mark Twain stamp was released in 1940. In 1973, George Gershwin was honored with a stamp.
But what of our seven?
Today’s quiz — who came first?
Who is the last?
In short, what was the order of release for stamps commemorating Ethel Barrymore, Judy Garland, W.C. Fields, Bob Hope, Will Rogers, Vivien Leigh, and John Wayne?
Here’a a clue.
Until very recently only people who were deceased could be depicted on a U.S. postage stamp.