EVE ARDEN - DOCUMENT DOUBLE SIGNED 08/02/1946 - HFSID 289159
EVE ARDEN Consent form authorizing the Motion Picture Relief Fund to reproduce Eve Arden's signature and likeness for a series of stamps raising money for needy film industry veterans. The form is signed twice by Arden, once as an autograph sample and again to grant permission.
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Consent form authorizing the Motion Picture Relief Fund to reproduce Eve Arden's signature and likeness for a series of stamps raising money for needy film industry veterans. The form is signed twice by Arden, once as an autograph sample and again to grant permission. A remarkable, perfectly verified example!
Document signed twice: "Eve Arden", 1 page, 8½x11. Burbank, California, 1946 August 2. Eve Arden grants to the Motion Picture Relief Fund, Inc., its successors and assigns, the exclusive right, until December 31, 1947 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. After making her first film (Song of Love, 1929) and appearing in several annual Ziegfield Follies, Eve Arden (1912-1990) returned to films typecast as the knowing friend of the leading lady. She received a Best Supporting Actress Oscar nomination for Mildred Pierce (1945). She is best remembered as the starring school teacher of Our Miss Brooks, first on radio (1948) and then TV (1952-1957). Continuing in supporting roles on stage and film, Arden became familiar to a new generation as the school principal in the film version of Grease (1978). 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. Staple holes at top left. Paper clip indentation at top center. Normal mailing folds. Slightly creased. Slightly soiled. Otherwise, fine condition.
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