Friday, December 28, 2007

Bette Davis Eyes Becoming A Stamp

A face that will tease you, and please you and perhaps unease you is coming to the post office next year, it's those Bette Davis eyes. On the 100th anniversary of her birth the great actress will be honored on a commemorative stamp, the 14th in the Legends of Hollywood Series. A 10-time Academy Award nominee, Davis won twice, for her roles in Dangerous (1935) and Jezebel (1938).

And speaking of centennials, the same year Davis was born, actor Jack Norworth wrote "Take Me Out to the Ball Game," the song still famed in the seventh inning stretch. Postal officials hope buyers will root, root, root for a stamp based on a 19th-century baseball card recalling that special melody next year.

Among the other new postage stamps scheduled for neat year are:
— Frank Sinatra, Oscar- and Grammy-winning singer and actor.
— Vintage Black Cinema set based on posters for five early movies.
— The Art of Disney: Imagination, featuring animated characters.


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