Friday, April 11, 2014

stamps: charlton heston

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With his chiseled jaw, compelling baritone voice, and muscular physique, Charlton Heston (1923-2008) seemed perfectly at home leading a cast of thousands. This new stamp is the 18th in the Legends of Hollywood series. Charlton Heston portrayed presidents and prophets, Moses and Michelangelo. He is known for tackling heroic roles in epic blockbusters, Heston made more than 70 films in his career that spanned seven decades.

This stamp features a color portrait based on a photograph taken by the actor's wife, Lydia Clarke Heston. An image of Heston from the 1959 movie Ben-Hur decorates the selvage. Originally shot in black and white, the photograph was later hand-tinted, and shows Heston in his costume from the monumental chariot racing scene, one of the most famous action sequences ever filmed. 

The Charlton Heston stamp will be issued as a Forever® stamp.

You can read more about the Charlton Heston stamp here.

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