Sunday, August 31, 2014

Richard Gere

Richard Gere, San Bernadino, 1978.
Photography by Herb Ritts

postmarked in 2013 with a USA 'Building a Nation: mechanic' stamp

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Richard Tiffany Gere (Tiffany was his mothers maiden name) (born: August 31, 1949) is an American actor. He began acting in the 1970s, playing a supporting role in Looking for Mr. Goodbar, and a starring role in Days of Heaven. He came to prominence in 1980 for his role in the film American Gigolo, which established him as a leading man and a sex symbol. He went on to star in several hit films, including An Officer and a Gentleman, Pretty Woman, Primal Fear, Arbitrage, and Chicago, for which he won a Golden Globe Award as Best Actor, as well as a Screen Actors Guild Award as part of the Best Cast.

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Herbert "Herb" Ritts (August 13, 1952 – December 26, 2002) was an American fashion photographer who concentrated on black-and-white photography and portraits, often in the style of classical Greek sculpture.

USA stamp 2013
from the series: Building a Nation
Powerhouse Mechanic
Forever a first class rate

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