LOIS BUTLER - DOCUMENT SIGNED 06/04/1947 CO-SIGNED BY: LILLIAN BUTLER - HFSID 288933
LOIS BUTLER Consent form authorizing the Motion Picture Relief Fund to reproduce Butler's signature and likeness for a series of stamps raising money for needy film industry veterans, signed by Butler as an autograph sample and by her mother to give consent! A perfectly verified example of a rare signature!
Sale Price $391.00
LOIS BUTLER Consent form authorizing the Motion Picture Relief Fund to reproduce Butler's signature and likeness for a series of stamps raising money for needy film industry veterans, signed by Butler as an autograph sample and by her mother to give consent! A perfectly verified example of a rare signature! Document signed: "Lois Butler", 1 page, 8½x11. Also signed: "Mrs. Lillian Butler" [parent]. Hollywood, California, circa 1947. Ink stamp receipt date of June 4, 1947) Butler 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. Lois Butler (1931-1989) played youthful roles in three films, beginning with the tomboyish title character in Mickey (1948). She also appeared in The Boy from Indiana and High Lonesome (both 1950), and on and episode of TV's Ezio Pinza Show (1952). She disappeared from the screen after that. 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. Staples holes at top edge. Lightly toned. Pencil marks (unknown hand). Multiple mailing folds. Otherwise, fine condition.
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