JON HALL - DOCUMENT DOUBLE SIGNED - HFSID 288862
JON HALL Consent form authorizing the Motion Picture Relief Fund to reproduce Jon Hall's signature and likeness for a series of stamps raising money for needy film industry veterans. The form is signed twice by Jon Hall, once as an autograph sample and again to grant permission.
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JON HALL Consent form authorizing the Motion Picture Relief Fund to reproduce Jon Hall's signature and likeness for a series of stamps raising money for needy film industry veterans. The form is signed twice by Jon Hall, once as an autograph sample and again to grant permission. A remarkable, perfectly verified example! Document signed twice: "Jon Hall", 1 page, 8½x11. Santa Monica, California, no date. Jon hall 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. Athletic leading man Jon Hall (1913-1979), best known to television viewers as the star of Ramar of the Jungle (1952-1954), made his film debut under his birth name, Charles Locher, in Charlie Chan in Shanghai (1935). The actor, who also appeared as Lloyd Crane in his early film career, adopted the name Jon Hall in 1937, when he starred as a persecuted native boy in John Ford's The Hurricane. During the 1940s, the actor co-starred with Maria Montez in a series of popular costume pictures at Universal, including Arabian Nights (1942), White Savage (1943) and Sudan (1945). After leaving acting to pursue a successful career as a manufacturer of photographic equipment, including underwater cameras that he rented to Hollywood producers, Hall returned to films as the star and director of The Beach Girls and the Mobster (1965). The actor, who was married four times (his second wife was singer Frances Langford and his third and fourth wife was actress Raquel Torres), committed suicide in 1979.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. Slightly creased. Otherwise, fine condition.
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