Shirley Temple, later Shirley Temple Black, delighted audiences worldwide as a child star, becoming Hollywood's top box-office star for three years before her tenth birthday. She starred in a few more films as a beautiful young woman, then retired from show business. In 1969, she began a second career as a public servant, serving as the United States Ambassador to Ghana and, later, as the Ambassador to Czechoslovakia. Under President Gerald Ford, she was Chief of Protocol of the United States.
These first-day covers feature the 2016 Shirley Temple stamp from the "Legends of Hollywood" series. In the lower-left, the words "Shirley Temple" are stenciled against a montage of her movie posters and lit by spotlights. To the right are three photographs from different stages in her career, and a biographical note: "Hollywood Star and U.S. Diplomat, 1928 - 2014"
The covers are postmarked with the First Day of Issue pictorial, dated April 18, 2016 in Los Angeles.