DENNIS MORGAN - DOCUMENT DOUBLE SIGNED 07/18/1946 - HFSID 288779
Dennis Morgan Consent form authorizing the Motion Picture Relief Fund to reproduce Dennis Morgan's signature and likeness for a series of stamps raising money for needy film industry veterans. The form is signed twice by Morgan, once as an autograph sample and again to grant permission.
Sale Price $488.75
Dennis Morgan Consent form authorizing the Motion Picture Relief Fund to reproduce Dennis Morgan's signature and likeness for a series of stamps raising money for needy film industry veterans. The form is signed twice by Morgan, once as an autograph sample and again to grant permission. A remarkable, perfectly verified example! Document signed twice: "Dennis Morgan", 1 page, 8½x11. Burbank, California, 1946 July 18. Dennis Morgan 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. Dennis Morgan (1910-1994), born Stanley Morner, appeared in a number of films, including The Great Ziegfeld (1936), Kitty Foyle (1940), The Fighting 69th (1940), The Desert Song (1943, which showcased his fine, operatic voice for the first time), Hollywood Canteen (1944), God Is My Co-Pilot (1945) and Won Ton Ton, the Dog Who Saved Hollywood (1976). He also starred on the 1959 TV series, 21 Beacon Street.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. Lightly toned and creased. Otherwise, fine condition.
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