ALICE FAYE - DOCUMENT SIGNED 06/26/1946 - HFSID 289034
Consent form authorizing the Motion Picture Relief Fund to reproduce Alice Faye's signature and likeness for a series of stamps raising money for needy film industry veterans. The form is signed by Faye to grant permission. A remarkable, perfectly verified example!
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ALICE FAYE Consent form authorizing the Motion Picture Relief Fund to reproduce Alice Faye's signature and likeness for a series of stamps raising money for needy film industry veterans. The form is signed by Faye to grant permission. A remarkable, perfectly verified example! Document signed twice: "Alice Faye", 1 page, 8½x11. No place, 1946 June 26. Alice Faye grants to the Motion Picture Relief Fund, Inc., its successors and assigns, the exclusive right, to use her 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. Alice Faye (1915-1998) was a chorus girl who rose to movie stardom in such films as In Old Chicago (1938), Rose of Washington Square (1939) and Tin Pan Alley (1940). She retired from regular film work after quarreling with producer Daryl Zanuck during filming of Fallen Angel (1945). She also co-starred with husband Phil Harris in a popular and long-running radio comedy show with musical interludes (1948-1964). Semi-retired thereafter, Faye remained popular on TV and in nightclub appearances. As a spokesperson for Pfizer chemicals in later years, Faye promoted an active senior lifestyle. 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." Three filing holes at left. Staple holes at top left. Normal mailing folds. Slightly creased. Pencil mark (unknown hand). Otherwise, fine condition.
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