BETTE DAVIS - DOCUMENT DOUBLE SIGNED 09/05/1946 - HFSID 288882
BETTE DAVIS Consent form authorizing the Motion Picture Relief Fund to reproduce Davis' signature and likeness for a series of stamps raising money for needy film industry veterans. She has signed twice, once as an autograph sample and again to grant permission. Also signed by a representative of Warner Bros.
Sale Price $765.00
Consent form authorizing the Motion Picture Relief Fund to reproduce Davis' signature and likeness for a series of stamps raising money for needy film industry veterans. She has signed twice, once as an autograph sample and again to grant permission. Also signed by a representative of Warner Bros. A remarkable, perfectly verified example!
Document signed twice: "Bette Davis", 1 page, 8½x11. Hollywood, California, 1946 September 5. Davis 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. A representative of Warner Bros. has also signed, agreeing to the transaction so long as it adheres to stipulations in a parallel agreement between that studio and the MPRF. Nominated for 11 Academy Awards for Best Actress, screen legend Bette Davis (1908-1989) won in 1936 for her role as Joyce Heath in Dangerous and in 1939 for portraying Julie Marsden in Jezebel. She was also nominated for her roles as Mildred Rogers in Of Human Bondage, Judy Traherne in Dark Victory, Leslie Crosbie in The Letter, Regina Giddens in The Little Foxes, Charlotte Vale in Now, Voyager, Fanny Trellis Skeffington in Mr. Skeffington, Margo Channing in All About Eve, Margaret Elliot in The Star and Jane Hudson in What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? 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. Lightly creased and toned around edges. Multiple mailing folds. Staple holes at top left corner. Otherwise, fine condition.
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