Iconic Film Directors Receive 'Forever Stamps' Award

June 25th, 2012

Four extraordinary film directors - Frank Capra, John Ford, John Huston and Billy Wilder - have received a stamping ovation with the issuance of the Great Film Directors First-Class Forever stamps.

The stamp art combines a portrait of each director with a scene from one of his most iconic works. The background art for the stamp honoring Frank Capra shows a scene from It Happened One Night, a comedy in which a runaway heiress (played by Claudette Colbert) and a reporter (Clark Gable) compare their hitchhiking skills. For the John Ford stamp, the background recalls a scene from The Searchers, an influential Western starring John Wayne and making Ford's characteristic use of the American landscape.