DOROTHY MALONE - DOCUMENT DOUBLE SIGNED 02/24/1947 - HFSID 288939
Sale Price $360.00
DOROTHY MALONEConsent form authorizing the Motion Picture Relief Fund to reproduce Dorothy Malone's signature and likeness for a series of stamps raising money for needy film industry veterans. The form is signed twice by Malone, once as an autograph sample and again to grant permission. A remarkable, perfectly verified example! Document Double Signed: "Dorothy Malone", 1 page, 8½x11. Burbank, California, 1947 February 24. Dorothy Malone 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. Malone (1925-2018)won an Academy Award for her role as the amoral Marylee Hadley in Written on the Wind (1956). Malone had put in quite an apprenticeship before her Oscar; she'd made over 50 movies and TV shows, starting in 1942, and went on make 50 more. Interestingly, she'd made her reputation as a good girl in films; her performance as the nymphomaniac Marylee Hadley was probably quite a shock to her fans. Written on the Wind gave her access to meatier, but necessarily satisfying, roles, and she began appearing more and more on TV after 1958.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 edge. Staples holes at top edge. Paper clip imprints at top edge. Pencil marks (unknown hand). Multiple mailing folds. Otherwise, fine condition.
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