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Art of the Stamp
From the Collection of the United States Postal Services

 

     
 

Legends of Hollywood:
Marilyn Monroe

Oil on paper

Artist: Michael J. Deas
Art director: Carl T. Herrman
First day of issue: June 1, 1995



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For this controversial first stamp in the Legends of Hollywood series, eight artists were commissioned to produce color concept sketches. To create the final oil painting, Michael J. Deas used a studio photo from the early 1950s, although he made some modifications: Monroe’s hand and shoulder are composites based on other photographs.
 
   

 

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