LORETTA YOUNG - DOCUMENT SIGNED 07/29/1946 - HFSID 288844
Consent form authorizing the Motion Picture Relief Fund to reproduce Loretta Young's signature and likeness for a series of stamps raising money for needy film industry veterans. The form is signed by Young as an autograph sample. A remarkable, perfectly verified example!
Sale Price $935.00
LORETTA YOUNG Consent form authorizing the Motion Picture Relief Fund to reproduce Loretta Young's signature and likeness for a series of stamps raising money for needy film industry veterans. The form is signed by Young as an autograph sample. A remarkable, perfectly verified example! Document signed twice: "Loretta Young", 1 page, 8½x11. Los Angeles, California, 1946 July 29. Loretta Young 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. Loretta Young (1913-2000) appeared in films as a child extra from age 4. Growing up in silent movies, she had become an established star by the 1930s. She won an Oscar as Best Actress for The Farmer's Daughter (1947) and was nominated for the same award for Come to the Stable (1949). Young hosted a TV teleplay, The Loretta Young Show (1953-1961); she appeared in about half of the show's episodes, winning three Emmy Awards.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. Normal mailing folds. Lightly creased. Lightly worn. Lightly toned. Otherwise, fine condition.
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