ANNE BAXTER - DOCUMENT FRAGMENT SIGNED 06/26/1946 - HFSID 288877
Final page of a consent form authorizing the Motion Picture Relief Fund to reproduce Baxter's signature and likeness for a series of stamps raising money for needy film industry veterans. Also signed by a representative of Twentieth Century-Fox.
Sale Price $450.00
ANNE BAXTER Final page of a consent form authorizing the Motion Picture Relief Fund to reproduce Baxter's signature and likeness for a series of stamps raising money for needy film industry veterans. Also signed by a representative of Twentieth Century-Fox. Document signed: "Anne B axter", 1 page, 8½x11. Hollywood, California, 1946 June 26. Third page (only) of a form grating the Motion Picture Relief Fund, Inc., its successors and assigns, the exclusive right to use Baxter's 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. Also signed by a representative of Twentieth Century-Fox. Baxter has signed in the space reserved for the studio, and drawn an arrow to the intended line, with the latter's representative signing immediately below her. Stage, screen and television actress Anne Baxter (1923-1985) won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for The Razor's Edge (1946) and was nominated for the Best Actress Oscar for All About Eve (1950). Among her many film roles were Queen Nerfertiti in The Ten Commandments (1956), and Baxter's TV work includes a starring role in the TV series Hotel (1983-1986). Baxter was the granddaughter of renowned architect Frank Lloyd Wright. 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. Multiple mailing folds. Lightly creased. Staple holes at top left corner. Otherwise, fine condition.
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