Artist: Thomas Blackshear II
Art director: Derry Noyes
First day of issue: September 30, 1997
Watercolor on paper
This stamp shows Boris Karloff buried behind makeup in his most famous role, but the Postal Service was sensitive to concerns that movie-monster actors be portrayed as human, too. The header of the complete stamp pane included photographs of Karloff and three other actors, freed from their monster makeup and smiling warmly.