ANNE JEFFREYS - DOCUMENT DOUBLE SIGNED - HFSID 288976
ANNE JEFFREYS Consent form authorizing the Motion Picture Relief Fund to reproduce Anne Jeffreys's signature and likeness for a series of stamps raising money for needy film industry veterans. The form is signed twice by Jeffreys, once as an autograph sample and again to grant permission.
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ANNE JEFFREYS Consent form authorizing the Motion Picture Relief Fund to reproduce Anne Jeffreys's signature and likeness for a series of stamps raising money for needy film industry veterans. The form is signed twice by Jeffreys, once as an autograph sample and again to grant permission. A remarkable, perfectly verified example! Document signed twice: '"Anne Jeffreys", 1 page, 8½x11. No place, no date. Anne Jeffreys 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. Trained in voice at an early age, Anne Jeffreys (b. 1923) had her first movie role in the tuneful Rodgers & Hart adaptation of I Married an Angel (1942). After appearing in a series of "B" westerns and crimer films, she turned to symphonic and stage work including Tosca, Street Scene and the Broadway musical My Romance. Jeffreys and her husband, Robert Sterling, appeared in the TV version of Topper, television's first fantasy sitcom (1953-1955). 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 (worn, middle hole reinforced). Staple holes at top left. Toned at edges. Normal mailing folds. Lightly creased. Otherwise, fine condition.
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