ALEXANDER KNOX - DOCUMENT SIGNED 05/12/1947 - HFSID 288863
ALEXANDER KNOX Consent form authorizing the Motion Picture Relief Fund to reproduce Alexander Knox's signature and likeness for a series of stamps raising money for needy film industry veterans. The form is signed by Alexander Knox once as an autograph sample.
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ALEXANDER KNOX Consent form authorizing the Motion Picture Relief Fund to reproduce Alexander Knox's signature and likeness for a series of stamps raising money for needy film industry veterans. The form is signed by Alexander Knox once as an autograph sample. A remarkable, perfectly verified example! Document signed: "Alexander Knox", 1 page, 8½x11. Los Angeles, California, 1947 May 12. Alexander Knox grants to the Motion Picture Relief Fund, Inc., its successors and assigns, the exclusive right, to use his name, autograph, photographic likeness, or artist's sketch of the likeness, for reproduction on engraved, embossed or printed stamps, and in stamp albums, and in connection with the advertising and exploitation of these stamps and stamp albums for sale throughout the world. Canadian actor Alexander Knox (1907-1995) was best known for his portrayal of American President Woodrow Wilson in Darryl F. Zanuck's 1944 biopic. Knox won the 1944 Best Actor Golden Globe Award for his performance and was nominated for the same Oscar category. Knox made his American debut in 1941 in The Sea Wolf and gave an outstanding performance in This Above All (1942) before making Wilson. Knox appeared in a number of other feature films, including The Longest Day (1962), You Only Live Twice (1967) and Gorky Park (1983), as well as made-for-television films including Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy (1979) and Helen Keller: The Miracle Continues (1984). The Motion Picture Relief Fund was founded in 1921 to assist ill and needy film industry veterans, as expressed in its motto: "We take care of our own." The fund raised money through voluntary payroll deductions and celebrity events. As President of the Fund from 1939 until his death in 1956, film and radio star Jean Hersholt conceived Hollywood Star Stamps as a fundraising method. These stamps, 468 in all, were sold at dime stores after World War II in sheets of 6-12, at 10 cents per sheet, and were an immediate hit with collectors. Now called the Motion Picture and Television Fund, the non-profit organization funds its own hospital and retirement home. It confers the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award annually at the Academy Awards ceremony to "an individual in the motion picture industry whose humanitarian efforts have brought credit to the industry." Filing holes at left edge. Normal mailing folds. Lightly creased. Red pencil marks (unknown hand). Otherwise, fine condition.
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