Shirley Temple honored with USPS Forever stamp

A Forever stamp was dedicated to child actress Shirley Temple Monday, according to a release from the United States Postal Service. The dedication ceremony was held at Geffen Playhouse in Los Angeles. 

Temple’s stamp marks the 20th in the Legends of Hollywood commemorative series. Other stars with stamps include Marilyn Monroe, Humphrey Bogart, Audrey Hepburn, John Wayne, Judy Garland, Charlton Heston, Katharine Hepburn, Bette Davis and Ingrid Bergman.

The art on the stamp is a painting by artist Tim O’Brien, based on a 1935 image from “Curly Top,” one of Temple’s iconic movie roles. The stamp includes the words “Shirley Temple” across the top, with “Forever” and “USA” on the bottom and features a publicity photo from the 1933 short film “Managed Money.”

The Shirley Temple artwork is based on photos from  Twentieth Century Fox Film Corp. The pane’s selvage and verso include biographical text about her acting and diplomatic careers. Art director Ethel Kessler designed the stamp and pane, according to the release.