Stars of the Silent Screen: ZaSu Pitts

drawing of Zasu Pitts

Artist: Al Hirschfeld
Art director: Howard E. Paine
First day of issue: April 27, 1994

Ink on board

The most celebrated caricaturist of our time, Al Hirschfeld created art for fifteen U.S. stamps. All of his drawings include the name of his daughter, Nina, and this caricature of silent film star ZaSu Pitts is no exception, making Hirschfeld the first American stamp artist to include hidden writing in his designs.

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