Broadway legend Moss Hart commemorated on U.S. postage stamp

October 25th, 2004

Award-winning dramatist and director Moss Hart was honored today when the U.S. Postal Service issued a new commemorative postage stamp recognizing his life and accomplishments.

The stamp design features a painting by Tim O'Brien, based on a photograph by Alfred Eisenstaedt showing Hart in Times Square. The first-day-of-issue ceremony took place at the Rosenthal Pavilion of the Kimmel Center, New York University, New York, just one day after the 100th anniversary of Hart's birth.

A gifted playwright, Hart wrote a series of sparkling comedies in the 1930s with the noted playwright and director George S. Kaufman. Also a brilliant director, Hart staged one of the most dazzling musicals of his era, My Fair Lady.

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