JUNE HAVER - DOCUMENT DOUBLE SIGNED 06/26/1946 - HFSID 288830
JUNE HAVER Consent form authorizing the Motion Picture Relief Fund to reproduce June Haver's signature and likeness for a series of stamps raising money for needy film industry veterans. The form is signed twice by Haver, once as an autograph sample and again to grant permission.
Sale Price $488.75
JUNE HAVER Consent form authorizing the Motion Picture Relief Fund to reproduce June Haver's signature and likeness for a series of stamps raising money for needy film industry veterans. The form is signed twice by Haver, once as an autograph sample and again to grant permission. A remarkable, perfectly verified example! Document signed twice: "June Haver" and "With best/wishes/June Haver", 1 page, 8½x11. No place, 1946 June 26. June Haver 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. Haver (1926-2005), formerly a band singer starred in such films as Irish Eyes Are Smiling (1944), Three Little Girls in Blue (1946) and The Daughter of Rosie O'Grady (1950). After a divorce and the death of a fiancé, Haver announced her intention to become a nun, but she soon emerged from the convent and married actor Fred MacMurray in 1954. Thereafter she retired from performing. 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 (worn). Staple holes at top left. Lightly creased. Otherwise, fine condition.
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