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CLIFTON WEBB - DOCUMENT DOUBLE SIGNED 06/26/1946 CO-SIGNED BY: JEAN HERSHOLT - HFSID 288813

CLIFTON WEBB Consent form authorizing the Motion Picture Relief Fund to reproduce Webb's signature and likeness for a series of stamps raising money for needy film industry veterans. He has signed twice, once as an autograph sample and again to grant permission.

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CLIFTON WEBB
Consent form authorizing the Motion Picture Relief Fund to reproduce Webb's signature and likeness for a series of stamps raising money for needy film industry veterans. He has signed twice, once as an autograph sample and again to grant permission. Also signed by a representative of Twentieth Century Fox and by Jean Hersholt, head of the relief fund. A remarkable, perfectly verified example!
Document signed twice: "Clifton Webb" and "Jean Hersholt" (only once) 1 page, 8½x11. Hollywood, California, 1946 June 26. Webb grants to the Motion Picture Relief Fund, Inc., its successors and assigns, the exclusive right to use his 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 Twentieth Century Fox has also signed, agreeing to the transaction so long as it adheres to stipulations in a parallel agreement between that studio and the MPRF. CLIFTON WEBB (1891-1966) sang, danced and acted exclusively on stage until 1944, when he earned the first of his three Oscar Nominations for Laura. The other Oscar bids came for The Razor's Edge (1946) and The Baby Sitter (1948). For the latter, Webb developed his best remembered character, the pompous, irritable bachelor, Mr. Belvedere.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 (1886-1956) 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. On screen, Hersholt may be best remembered in the title role of The Country Doctor (1936). 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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