LEO "PANCHO" CARRILLO - DOCUMENT DOUBLE SIGNED 10/08/1946 - HFSID 289153
LEO CARRILLO Consent form authorizing the Motion Picture Relief Fund to reproduce Leo Carrillo's signature and likeness for a series of stamps raising money for needy film industry veterans. The form is signed twice by Carrillo, once as an autograph sample and again to grant permission.
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Consent form authorizing the Motion Picture Relief Fund to reproduce Leo Carrillo's signature and likeness for a series of stamps raising money for needy film industry veterans. The form is signed twice by Carrillo, once as an autograph sample and again to grant permission. A remarkable, perfectly verified example!
Document signed twice: "Leo Carrillo", 1 page, 8½x11. Los Angeles, California, 1946 October 8. Leo Carrillo grants to the Motion Picture Relief Fund, Inc., its successors and assigns, the exclusive right, until December 31, 1947 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. After portraying Pancho, the Cisco Kid's sidekick in four films (1948-1949), Leo Carrillo (1880-1961) repeated the role when he and Duncan Reynaldo (as Cisco) starred in television's The Cisco Kid in 156 half-hour episodes from 1950-1956. Leo Carrillo State Park and Leo Carrillo Beach, both in California, were named after the actor, who also served on the State Park and Recreation Commission. He was related by blood and marriage to a long line of distinguished original Californians. Carrillo, who appeared in his first film in 1927 (a silent), had his first starring role in Mr. Antonio (1929).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. Normal mailing folds. Lightly toned. Lightly creased. Slightly soiled. Otherwise, fine condition.
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