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The Postal Service Loves Lucy

The Stamp Collecting Report, I'm Lloyd de Vries.
We've been told by a pretty good source within the Postal 
Service that next year's Legends of Hollywood stamp will 
honor Lucille Ball.

Of course, last year, we got early word that the Hollywood 
Legend would be Edward G. Robinson, and we were right...but 
not before the Postal Service changed its mind a couple of 

Lucille Ball is an interesting choice for a couple of 
reasons. First, just last year, her television show "I Love 
Lucy" was one of the subjects for the Celebrate the Century 
1950s stamps. She and husband Desi Arnaz were pictured. If 
she's on next year's Hollywood stamp, that's two in three

Also, the other Legends of Hollywood subjects -- among them 
Marilyn Monroe, James Dean and Alfred Hitchcock -- were all 
known for MOVIES, not television.  While Lucille Ball did 
have a pretty good career in movies -- and supposedly was 
even considered for Scarlet O'Hara in "Gone With The Wind" 
-- the reason we love Lucy is television, not movies.

And that's stamp collecting this week. 

I'm Lloyd de Vries, CBS News.

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