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UNITED STATES

1999

Franz Waxman
[1906-1967]

composed the musical score for

Robert Louis Stevenson's

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1941)

Franz Waxman wrote the musical score for the 1941 screen rendition of Robert Louis Stevenson's Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.

The cachet depicts Spencer Tracy as the troubled schizophrenic and the doomed "bar woman" he pursued. Superimposed above the pair is a depiction of Tracy's split personality — the lovable, meek Dr. Jekyll and the utterly sadistic and diabolical Mr. Hyde. Tracy was hailed for his role.

Six distinguished composers, each of whom made outstanding contributions to the world of music and entertainment, were recently commemorated by the U.S. Postal Service with the issuance of the Hollywood Composers stamps. Max Steiner, Dimitri Tiomkin, Alfred Newman, Bernard Herrmann, Franz Waxman, and Erich Wolfgang Korngold are featured on the pane of six 33-cent stamps. The stamps, which were designed by veteran stamp art director Howard Paine of Delaplane VA and illustrated by Drew Struzan of Pasadena CA, are now available nationwide. The Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, conducted by John Mauceri, performed a musical tribute during the event, playing songs by each of the composers honored on the stamps.

TECHNICAL DETAILS


Issue: Hollywood Composers
Item Number: 440800
Denomination & Type of Issue: 33-cent Commemorative
Format: Water-activated pane of 20 (6 designs)
Series: Legends of American Music
Issue Date & City: September 16, 1999, Los Angeles, CA 90001
Designer: Howard Paine, Delaplane, VA
Engraver: N/A
Illustrator: Drew Struzan, Pasadena, CA
Art Director: Howard Paine, Delaplane, VA
Typographer: Tom Mann, Vancouver, WA
Modeler: Joseph Sheeran
Manufacturing Process:Offset
Printer: Sterling Sommer
Printed at: Tonawanda, NY
Press Type: Akiyama, 628
Stamps per Coil/Pane: 20
Print Quantity: 42.5 million stamps
Paper Type: Type III (nonphosphored), Phosphored tagged, Block
Gum Type: Water-activated
Processed at: Ashton Potter (USA) Ltd.
Colors: Black, Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, Green (PMS 328)
Stamp Orientation: Horizontal
Image Area: 1.42 x 1.085 in. / 36.07 x 27.56 mm
Overall Size: 1.56 x 1.225 in. / 39.62 x 31.12 mm
Full Pane Size: 7.55 x 7.437 in. / 191.77 x 188.90 mm
Plate Size: 120 stamps per revolution
Plate Numbers: "P" followed by five (5) single digits
Marginal Markings: O USPS 1998 * Selvage text *
Plate Block (6 positions) * Price * Plate Numbers
Catalog Item Number(s):
  440820 Block of 6 - $1.98
  440830 Block of 10 - $3.30
  440840 Full Pane of 20 w/plate no. - $6.60
  440862 First Day Cancellation - Block of 6 - $2.19
  440863 First Day Cancellation - Set of 6 - $3.24


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