FAY BAINTER - DOCUMENT DOUBLE SIGNED CIRCA 1946 - HFSID 289222
Sale Price $414.00
Consent form authorizing the Motion Picture Relief Fund to reproduce her signature and likeness for a series of stamps raising money for needy film industry veterans. The form is signed twice by Bainter, once as an autograph sample and again to grant permission. A remarkable, perfectly verified example!
Document signed twice: "Fay Bainter", "Sincerely/Fay Bainter", 1 page, 8½x11. Los Angeles, California. Ink stamp receipt date: August 16, 1946. Fay Bainter grants to the Motion Picture Relief Fund, Inc., its successors and assigns, the exclusive right, until December 31, 1947 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. Fay Bainter (1891-1968) was on stage from age 5 and made her Broadway debut in 1912. By the time she appeared in a film, however (This Side of Heaven, 1934), she was old enough for casting in motherly and other mature roles. In 1938, she was nominated for two Oscars: Best Actress (White Banners) and Best Supporting Actress (Jezebel); she won the latter. Bainter earned another Best Supporting Actress nomination in 1961 for The Children's Hour, which was also her last feature film. 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." Filing holes at left edge lightly torn. Lightly creased. Corners worn. Otherwise, fine condition.
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