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ANGELA LANSBURY - DOCUMENT DOUBLE SIGNED 11/13/1946 - HFSID 289201

ANGELA LANSBURY Consent form authorizing the Motion Picture Relief Fund to reproduce Angela Lansbury's signature and likeness for a series of stamps raising money for needy film industry veterans. The form is signed twice by Angela Lansbury, once as an autograph sample and again to grant permission.

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ANGELA LANSBURY
Consent form authorizing the Motion Picture Relief Fund to reproduce Angela Lansbury's signature and likeness for a series of stamps raising money for needy film industry veterans. The form is signed twice by Angela Lansbury, once as an autograph sample and again to grant permission. A remarkable, perfectly verified example!
Document signed twice: "Angela Lansbury", 1 page, 8½x11. No place, 1946 November 13. Angela Lansbury grants to the Motion Picture Relief Fund, Inc., its successors and assigns, the exclusive right, until December 31, 1947 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. Angela Lansbury (born 1925), won the 1966 Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical, her first, for her portrayal of the title character in Mame. The play opened on May 24, 1966 at the Winter Garden Theatre and ran for 1508 performances. She later won Tony Awards for Dear World (1969), Gypsy (1975) and Sweeney Todd (1979). Murder, She Wrote (1984-1996), which starred Lansbury as a best-selling novelist-turned-amateur sleuth, debuted Sept. 30, 1984 and was the highest-rated drama series on TV for a record nine straight seasons (1985-1994). She reprised her role as Jessica Fletcher in a number of subsequent made-for-TV movies. 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 (pencil mark from holes to left edge). Staple holes at top left. Normal mailing folds. Otherwise, fine condition.

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