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JACKIE "BUTCH" JENKINS - DOCUMENT DOUBLE SIGNED 05/28/1947 CO-SIGNED BY: DORIS DUDLEY - HFSID 288768

BUTCH JENKINS and DORIS DUDLEY Consent form authorizing the Motion Picture Relief Fund to reproduce Jenkins' signature and likeness for a series of stamps raising money for needy film industry veterans. He has signed with his familiar stage name "Butch Jenkins" and also with his legal name "Jack Bronson Jenkins".

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BUTCH JENKINS and DORIS DUDLEY
Consent form authorizing the Motion Picture Relief Fund to reproduce Jenkins' signature and likeness for a series of stamps raising money for needy film industry veterans. He has signed with his familiar stage name "Butch Jenkins" and also with his legal name "Jack Bronson Jenkins". The agreement is also signed by his mother, actress Doris Dudley (Jenkins), and by a representative of Loew's, Inc.
Document signed twice: "Butch Jenkins", "Jack Bronson Jenkins", 1 page, 8½x11. Also signed "Doris Dudley Jenkins" (his mother). Hollywood, California, 1947 May 28. Butch Jenkins and his mother, Doris Dudley Jenkins, grant 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. A representative of Loew's, Incorporated. has also signed, consenting to the transaction so long as it adheres to requirements of a parallel agreement between that studio and the MPRF. Child actor Jackie "BUTCH" JENKINS (1937-2001), the son of actress Doris Dudley, made his film debut in The Human Comedy (1943), playing Mickey Rooney's younger brother. The credits of freckle-faced, buck-toothed actor include National Velvet (1944), Abbott and Costello in Hollywood (1945) and Boys' Ranch (1946). In 1948, the 11-year-old made three movies before developing a stutter that forced him to leave films. Despite his stutter, he became a successful entrepreneur in Texas. A respected stage actress who appeared opposite John Barrymore in his last play (My Dear Children, 1940), DORIS DUDLEY (Jenkins), 1907-1985, "Butch" Jenkins' mother, made four films between 1936 and 1950, the best known being The Moon and Sixpence (1942). When stranded in New York by inclement weather on the day her first play opened in Boston, she borrowed a friend's plane, flew to Boston without a pilot's license, crash landed at the airport and made it to the theater on time. 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 creased. Multiple mailing folds. Paper clip impression at top left edge. Otherwise, fine condition.

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