As they've done with other decades, the United States Postal Service is allowing citizens to vote for events and cultural landmarks they'd like to see represented on postage stamps. The "official, 20th Century commemorative" series is now up to the 1980s, with six choices offered in the Arts & Entertainment field (voters are allowed to choose up to three).
Choices include TV's "The Cosby Show," filmdom's "E.T.," Tom Wolfe's novel "The Bonfire of the Vanities," a salute to the new wave of country musicians, and a stamp devoted to hip-hop music and culture. The final choice? Andrew Lloyd Webber and T.S. Eliot's Tony-winning, still-running Broadway musical, Cats.
To cast your vote, visit the official website at:
Or, as the website puts it, "You've already voted for the nifty fifties, the groovy sixties, and the rockin' seventies. Now it's time to vote for the awesome eighties!"
Voters already had the chance to select one theatre stamp -- A Chorus Line -- for the 1970s, but TV's "Sesame Street" and "All in the Family" were declared the champ stamps.