Arts and Entertainment

painting of Elvis Presley

Our nation’s artistic endeavors, distinctly democratic and uniquely American, resonate internationally. A global audience enjoys our literature, films, and music, and our stamps further represent American diversity and creativity to the world.

Challenged to “work small,” stamp artists are restricted to a canvas no larger than four times the size of the final, printed stamp—even when the subject is a larger-than-life entertainment legend. The resulting works of art are therefore masterpieces in miniature, each one faithfully capturing the essence of a cultural icon.

Big Band Leaders: Glenn Miller

Broadway Musicals: Oklahoma!

Classical Composers and Conductors: Arthur Fiedler

Country and Western Music: Patsy Cline

Walt Disney

American Folk Art: Carousel Animals

Folk Musicians: Woody Guthrie

Jazz and Blues Singers: Billie Holiday

Jazz Musicians: Louis Armstrong

Literary Arts: Ernest Hemingway

Literary Arts: Zora Neale Hurston

Literary Arts: Ayn Rand

Literary Arts: Thomas Wolfe

Legends of American Music: Elvis Presley

Legends of Hollywood: Audrey Hepburn

Legends of Hollywood: Cary Grant

Legends of Hollywood: James Dean

Legends of Hollywood: Marilyn Monroe

Classic Movie Monsters: Bela Lugosi as Dracula

Classic Movie Monsters: Boris Karloff as Frankenstein’s Monster

Popular Singers: Ethel Merman

Stars of the Silent Screen: ZaSu Pitts

Youth Classics: Little House on the Prairie

Art of the Stamp