American Filmmaking Set
Issue Date: February 25, 2003
City: Beverly Hills, CA
Printed By: American Packaging Corp. for Sennett Security Products
Printing Method: Photogravure
Perforations: Serpentine Die Cut 11 horizontally
Behind-the-scenes talents and skills that combine to make a motion picture successful are spotlighted on this souvenir sheet. The stamps were issued to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the founding of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in 1927. The Academy is most famous for its annual awards of merit.
The role of producer, exemplified by Cecil B. DeMille, is honored on the selvage. He is shown on the set of his 1934 epic, Cleopatra. Explanatory text about each of the other filmmaking crafts appears on the back of the stamps.
Max Steiner created the musical scores for King Kong, Gone With the Wind, and A Star Is Born. His hand appears on the Music stamp, making musical notations.