March 16th, 2019

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The stamp campaign begins




Has Carole Lombard ever been featured on a postage stamp? The answer is "yes," from some unlikely places. In 2007, we discovered she was on stamps issued in obscure former Soviet republic of Karakalpakia (https://carole-and-co.livejournal.com/53110.html), and two years later, we learned the tortured African nation of Sierra Leone did likewise (https://carole-and-co.livejournal.com/261841.html).

But as for her American homeland...crickets. However, some are trying to change that.



This illustration of Lombard was used on the cover of the November 1936 Photoplay, one of a series from the fabled James Montgomery Flagg (https://carole-and-co.livejournal.com/925994.html).

Three years, a 30" x 40" canvas print of that image, a possible design for the stamp, was created to bolster the campaign:



It'll be headed to the U.S. Postal Service Citizens' Stamp Advisory Committee. Lombard fan and Facebook friend BrianLee Anderson has hope the committee will agree to issue a stamp in Carole's name, to join numerous classic Hollywood favorites similarly honored.

More on this will follow in subsequent months. Keep your fingers crossed.
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