JOHN SUTTON - DOCUMENT DOUBLE SIGNED 06/26/1946 - HFSID 288824
Sale Price $446.25
JOHN SUTTONConsent form authorizing the Motion Picture Relief Fund to reproduce John Sutton's signature and likeness for a series of stamps raising money for needy film industry veterans. The form is signed twice by Sutton, once as an autograph sample and again to grant permission. A remarkable, perfectly verified example! Document signed twice: "John Sutton", 1 page, 8½x11. No place, 1946 June 26. John Sutton 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. Hollywood assigned actor John Sutton (1908-1963, born in British India) to play - Englishmen - both villainous and heroic. All-Movie Guide observes that the studio's often gave him lines like, "After them, you fools!" and "Now I shall deal with this so-called 'Masked Avenger.'" Most of his films were adventures like Tonight We Raid Calais (1943), Captain from Castille (1947) and The Three Musketeers (1948), but he could also play in dramas like Jane Eyre (1944). One of his bad guy roles was that of Colonel Banastre Tarleton in Disney's TV series The Swamp Fox (1960). He died of a heart attack at age 54, shortly after completing Of Human Bondage.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. Normal mailing holes. Slightly creased. Pencil notes (unknown hand). Otherwise, fine condition.
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