June 1, 1995 in Nation/World

Ceremonies Will Mark Unveiling Of Marilyn Monroe Postage Stamp

Associated Press

First it was the King. Now a film goddess graces a postage stamp.

Marilyn Monroe gets her own U.S. postage stamp Thursday, an issue that officials hope will rival the popularity of the best selling stamp in history, that honoring the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll, Elvis Presley.

Official first day of issue ceremonies will be held in Hollywood, of course.

The stamp will be available across the country on the same day, and ceremonies marking the occasion are planned from San Francisco to Baltimore and many cities in between.

For the record, June 1 is Monroe’s birthday. She was known as Norma Jean Baker when she entered the world June 1, 1926.

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