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DENNIS DAY - DOCUMENT DOUBLE SIGNED - HFSID 289025

DENNIS DAY Consent form authorizing the Motion Picture Relief Fund to reproduce Dennis Day's signature and likeness for a series of stamps raising money for needy film industry veterans. The form is signed twice by Day, once as an autograph sample and again to grant permission.

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DENNIS DAY Consent form authorizing the Motion Picture Relief Fund to reproduce Dennis Day's signature and likeness for a series of stamps raising money for needy film industry veterans. The form is signed twice by Day, once as an autograph sample and again to grant permission. A remarkable, perfectly verified example! Document signed twice: "Dennis Day", 1 page, 8½x11. Los Angeles, California, no date. Dennis Day 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. New York-born Irish tenor Dennis Day (1916-1988) hosted his own radio show from 1946-1954. For 25 years, he was closely linked with Jack Benny in films, radio and television, famous for his trademark phrase "Gee, Mr. Benny." Day also sang for animated films, including Johnny Appleseed (1948), and appeared in a number of feature films, including Buck Benny Rides Again (1940, his debut), Music in Manhattan (1944), I'll Get By (1950) and Won Ton Ton, the Dog Who Saved Hollywood (1976).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 (slightly worn). Staple holes at top left. Slightly creased. Otherwise, fine condition.

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