Paul Newman Forever Stamp issued today

Happy Friday! Today on we are recalling Paul Newman as the Forever stamp honoring him was unveiled today in Cleveland.  

“With his blue eyes and on-screen charisma, Newman enthralled American moviegoers for six decades. Over the course of his decorated movie career, he received 10 Academy Award nominations, including eight for best actor. He won an Oscar for his role in the 1986 film “The Color of Money.”

PaulNewmanStampUnvelingTweetWhen I think of his movies these come to mind:    The Sting (1973), The Verdict (1982), Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969), Cool Hand Luke (1967), Nobody’s Fool (1994), The Hustler (1961), The Color of Money (1986), The Long Hot Summer (1958), Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1958), The Young Philadelphians (1959), and Absence of Malice (1981).   In “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof” my vocabulary was expanded hearing the word Mendacity – no one explained it better than Paul Newman to “Big Daddy” Burl Ives in their basement scene.

If you were around in 1969 to see Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid on the large screen when it came out you’ll remember seeing The Bicycle Scene with Paul Newman and Katharine Ross on a bicycle ride (in the movie it is the late 1890’s) to BJ Thomas singing “Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head”, at the end of that scene love the two of them with Robert Redford.   It would become a #1 hit single and win an Oscar for Best Original Song and Best Original Score for  Hal David and Burt Bacharach.

“When you see the right thing to do, you’d better do it” – Paul Newman

From my July 6th blog post about the June 29 stamp being announced by the U.S. Postal Service –  “At the Oscars in 1994, Newman was presented with the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award…More than just a film icon, Newman used his success as an actor, writer, producer and director to advance his philanthropic endeavors funding charitable causes in an effort to make the world a better place. …  Newman’s SeriousFun Children’s Network has helped more than 600,000 children and families in the United States and beyond.  Perhaps Newman’s boldest action on the philanthropic stage came in 1982, when he founded the Newman’s Own food company…”

NewmanStamptweetIf you have ever dealt with an Estate and figuring out things afterwards, that came to mind as I read today this Vanity Fair article written two months ago “Inside the Family Battle for the Newman’s Own Brand Name“.  It includes talking about how Newman’s Own Organics was created with his daughter Nell in 1993.

Included among the tweets from the stamp dedication I was happy to see this tweet with Clea Newman (his youngest daughter) at the stamp dedication ceremony today.

For closing today’s blog post, I am including this Nobody’s Fool movie trailer – we must watch the movie again – love the dog and do not want to give away the end of the movie if you have not seen it yet.

Anchors Aweigh,  



Attribution & Thank you to the following who are referenced today —

Image upper left of US Postal Service Paul Newman Forever Stamp 2015.  “Paul Newman photo/©Steve Schapiro/Corbis.”  The stamp was issued and dedicated ceremony held today, September 18,2015. @USPSStamps

Image: @APS_stamps Tweet: The #PaulNewmanForever stamp has been unveiled! @USPSstamps #APSstamps

YouTube The Bicycle Scene from Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid on YouTube by whyis6

Vanity Fair August 2015 article: “Inside the Family Battle for the Newman’s Own Brand Name” by Mark Seal contributing editor

July 6th blog post:  “New Stamps on Horizon: Bergman, Newman, & Presley

Image: @SeriousFunCamps tweet: A proud Clea Newman with the stamp #PaulNewman @USPSstamps @USPSstamps

YouTube Nobody’s Fool – Trailer by Paramount Movies





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