Shirley Temple – the bright Legend of Hollywood! USPS unveiled its new bright commemorative stamp

April 7th, 2016

Shirley Temple was easily the most popular and famous child star of all time. She got her start in the movies at the age of three and soon progressed to super stardom. She becomes the 20th inductee into the US Postal Service's Legends of Hollywood series.

This bright commemorative stamp that underlines the greatness of Shirley Temple can be seen in this piece of philatelic news!

As a child she was the most famous film star in the world. As an adult, Shirley Temple Black had a distinguished career in diplomacy, serving as delegate to the United Nations, U.S. Ambassador to Ghana and Czechoslovakia and U.S. Chief of Protocol. She received the Kennedy Center Honors in 1998 and a lifetime achievement award from the Screen Actors Guild in 2006.

According to information received by, the stamp art for this Forever stamp features a painting by Tim O'Brien based on a 1935 still image from Curly Top, one of her iconic rolls in movies. The selvage, or area outside of the stamps, features a publicity photo from the 1933 short film "Managed Money". Ethel Kessler of Bethesda, MD, was the art director for the stamp.

USPS: Shirley Temple – Commemorative Souvenir Sheet