KATHRYN GRAYSON - DOCUMENT DOUBLE SIGNED 08/15/1946 - HFSID 289035
KATHRYN GRAYSON Consent form authorizing the Motion Picture Relief Fund to reproduce Kathryn Grayson's signature and likeness for a series of stamps raising money for needy film industry veterans. The form is signed twice by Grayson, once as an autograph sample and again to grant permission.
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KATHRYN GRAYSON Consent form authorizing the Motion Picture Relief Fund to reproduce Kathryn Grayson's signature and likeness for a series of stamps raising money for needy film industry veterans. The form is signed twice by Grayson, once as an autograph sample and again to grant permission. A remarkable, perfectly verified example! Document signed twice: "Kathryn Grayson", 1 page, 8½x11. No place, 1946 August 15. Kathryn Grayson 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. Discovered by M-G-M while a teenaged vocalist on Eddie Cantor's radio program, Kathryn Grayson (1922-2010) made her first major film appearance in Andy Hardy's Private Secretary (1940), in which she sang "Lucia" and "Voices of Spring". Her first leading role came two years later, when she starred as the title character in M-G-M's Rio Rita. Grayson, who appeared in such films as Anchors Aweigh (1943), The Kissing Bandit (1948) and The Toast of New Orleans (1950), gave her finest performances in Showboat (1951) and Kiss Me Kate (1953). In the latter two films, she was teamed with baritone Howard Keel, who would later become her singing partner in nightclubs and in summer stock. Although Grayson made her last film in 1956 (The Vagabond King), she returned to the small screen in 1980, appearing on Murder, She Wrote. 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 folds. Lightly creased. Ink mark (unknown hand). Otherwise, fine condition.
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