LILLI PALMER - DOCUMENT DOUBLE SIGNED 09/02/1946 - HFSID 289240
LILLI PALMER Consent form authorizing the Motion Picture Relief Fund to reproduce Lilli Palmer's signature and likeness for a series of stamps raising money for needy film industry veterans. The form is signed twice by Palmer, once as an autograph sample and again to grant permission.
Sale Price $450.00
Consent form authorizing the Motion Picture Relief Fund to reproduce Lilli Palmer's signature and likeness for a series of stamps raising money for needy film industry veterans. The form is signed twice by Palmer, once as an autograph sample and again to grant permission. A remarkable, perfectly verified example!
Document signed twice: "Lili Palmer", 1 page, 8½x11. Los Angeles, California, 1946 September 6. Lili Palmer grants to the Motion Picture Relief Fund, Inc., its successors and assigns, the exclusive right, until December 31, 1947 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. Lilli Palmer (1914-1986), born to a German Jewish family, fled that country in 1933. After doing cabaret work in Paris, she entered British films with Crime Unlimited (1935). Married to Rex Harrison from 1943 to 1956, she starred with him in the Broadway hit Bell, Book and Candle and the film The Four Poster (1952). She co-starred with William Holden in the fictionalized version of a real spy story, The Counterfeit Traitor (1962). Palmer won Golden Globes for But Not for Me (1959) and TV's Peter the Great (1986). Her autobiography is titled Change Lobsters and Dance (1975). 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 (worn). Normal mailing folds. Slightly creased. Staple holes at top left. Otherwise, fine condition.
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