CASS DALEY - DOCUMENT DOUBLE SIGNED 06/12/1946 - HFSID 289167
Sale Price $531.25
Consent form authorizing the Motion Picture Relief Fund to reproduce Cass Daley's signature and likeness for a series of stamps raising money for needy film industry veterans. The form is signed twice by Daley, once as an autograph sample and again to grant permission. A remarkable, perfectly verified example!
Document signed twice: "Cass Daley", 1 page, 8½x11. Hollywood, California, 1946 November 19. Cass Daley 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. Singer and actressCass Daley (1915-1975), born Catherine Dailey, began her career in show business as a band vocalist, and her zany comedy made her a popular attraction in nightclubs and on the radio (Daley was a regular on The Fitch Bandwagon, for which she was voted radio's most popular comedienne). Daley made her feature film debut in 1942's The Fleet's In (1942), and she went on to appear in such films as Star Spangled Rhythm (1942), Duffy's Tavern (1945), Variety Girl (1947), Ladies' Man (1947) and Norwood (1970, her last film). Daley also made guest appearances on the small screen on The Bob Hope Show (1954) and Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre (1964). Daley died in a freak accident, bleeding to death after stumbling over a glass coffee table and severing her jugular vein on a shard of glass.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. Normal mailing folds. Slightly creased. Otherwise, fine condition.
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