BEBE (MARY ANDERSON) ANDERSON - DOCUMENT DOUBLE SIGNED 07/05/1946 - HFSID 289279
BEBE (MARY) ANDERSON Consent form authorizing the Motion Picture Relief Fund to reproduce Mary Anderson's signature and likeness for a series of stamps raising money for needy film industry veterans. The form is signed twice by Anderson, once as an autograph sample and again to grant permission.
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BEBE (MARY) ANDERSON
Consent form authorizing the Motion Picture Relief Fund to reproduce Mary Anderson's signature and likeness for a series of stamps raising money for needy film industry veterans. The form is signed twice by Anderson, once as an autograph sample and again to grant permission. A remarkable, perfectly verified example!
Document signed twice: "Mary Anderson", 1 page, 8½x11. No place, 1946 July 5. Mary Anderson 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. Mary "Bebe" Anderson (b. 1920), who billed herself as Mary Anderson in some later film credits, auditioned for the role of Scarlett O'Hara in Gone With the Winds, and was given the minor role of Maybelle Meriweather. She is one of the last surviving cast members. Her other films included The Song of Bernadette (1943), Lifeboat (1944), Wilson (1946), Last of the Buccanneers (1950) and Dangerous Crossing (1953). She made frequent appearances on the TV playhouses of the 1950s, and portrayed Catherine Harrington in the first season of Peyton Place (1964). She was married to cinematographer Leon Shamroy from 1953 until his death in 1974.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 (worn). Normal mailing folds. Slightly creased. Slightly soiled. Otherwise, fine condition.
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