EDDIE ALBERT - DOCUMENT SIGNED 08/08/1946 - HFSID 288867
Consent form authorizing the Motion Picture Relief Fund to reproduce Eddies Albert's signature and likeness for a series of stamps raising money for needy film industry veterans. The form is signed by Albert to grant permission. A remarkable, perfectly verified example!
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EDDIE ALBERT Consent form authorizing the Motion Picture Relief Fund to reproduce Eddies Albert's signature and likeness for a series of stamps raising money for needy film industry veterans. The form is signed by Albert to grant permission. A remarkable, perfectly verified example! Document signed: "Eddie Albert", 1 page, 8½x11. No place, 1946 August 8. Eddie Albert 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. Eddie Albert (1906-2005) had made his movie debut in Brother Rat in 1938; his costars included Ronald Reagan and Jane Wyman. Nominated for Best Supporting Actor in 1953 (Roman Holiday) and 1972 (The Heartbreak Kid), Albert's film career included Airport '79, Escape to Witch Mountain, The Longest Yard, Captain Newman, M.D., The Longest Day, The Sun Also Rises, The Teahouse of the August Moon, Oklahoma!, You're in the Navy Now and Hit Parade of 1947.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. Slightly soiled. Otherwise, fine condition.
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