U.S. #2749 – Based on a publicity portrait taken for Country Girl, this stamp was engraved by the world-renowned Czslaw Slania.
November 12, 1929

Happy Birthday, Grace Kelly

Actress, philanthropist, and Princess Grace Kelly was born on November 12, 1929.

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 U.S. #4446 was issued as part of a set of four stamps in 2010 honoring actors who popularized Westerns in the early 1900s.
November 5, 1911

Birth of Silver Screen Cowboy Roy Rogers

On November 5, 1911, future singer and actor Leonard Franklin Slye, better known as Roy Rogers, was born.

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 U.S. #4194 – Dumbo was Disney’s fourth animated feature film.
October 23, 1941

Dumbo Debuts to Positive Reception

On October 23, 1941, Walt Disney released Dumbo, based on the children’s book by Helen Aberson-Mayer.

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 U.S. #3082 – Dean’s entire career consisted of three major films produced in just 17 months.
September 30th, 1955

James Dean Dies in Car Crash

A rising star in Hollywood, James Dean’s death on September 30, 1955 was a shock to us all.

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 U.S. #3651
August 5, 1926

Houdini Performs His Greatest Feat 

On August 5, 1926, master illusionist and escape artist Harry Houdini entered the record books after spending 91 minutes in a coffin underwater.

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 U.S. #3137
July 27th, 1940

Bugs Bunny Makes His Cartoon Debut 

On July 27, 1940, the world first met Bugs Bunny and heard him utter his now famous phrase, “Eh, what’s up, Doc?”

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 U.S. #1355
July 17th, 1955

Disneyland Opens to Massive Crowd 

Renowned animator Walt Disney had long dreamed of opening an amusement park to share his bustling creativity with children and adults alike. His dream finally came true on July 17, 1955, with the opening of Disneyland.

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 U.S. #4898-4905
July 5th 1810

Birth of a Circus Legend

Showman Phineas Taylor “P.T.” Barnum was born on July 5, 1810, in Bethel, Connecticut. Barnum’s legacy continues today with the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus.

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