JUNE ALLYSON - DOCUMENT DOUBLE SIGNED 09/12/1946 - HFSID 288871
Sale Price $595.00
JUNE ALLYSONConsent form authorizing the Motion Picture Relief Fund to reproduce Allyson's signature and likeness for a series of stamps raising money for needy film industry veterans. She has signed twice, once as an autograph sample and again to grant permission. Also signed by a representative of Loew's, Inc. A remarkable, perfectly verified example! Document signed twice: "June Allyson", 1 page, 8½x11. Hollywood, California, 1946 September 12. Allyson grants to the Motion Picture Relief Fund, Inc., its successors and assigns, the exclusive right 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. A representative of Loew's, Incorporated. has also signed, agreeing to the transaction so long as it adheres to stipulations in a parallel agreement between that studio and the MPRF. Frequently portraying wholesome girls next door and perfect wives, Allyson (1917-2006) co-starred with James Stewart in films including The Stratton Story (1949) and The Glenn Miller Story (1954). She hosted her own dramatic anthology TV series from 1959-1961. Allyson remained active in film character roles, TV guest appearances and commercials. 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. Staple holes at top left corner. Multiple mailing folds. Otherwise, fine condition.
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