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MARINA KOSHETZ - DOCUMENT DOUBLE SIGNED 11/09/1946 - HFSID 289271

MARINA KOSHETZ Consent form authorizing the Motion Picture Relief Fund to reproduce Koshetz's signature and likeness for a series of stamps raising money for needy film industry veterans. She has signed twice, once to give consent and again as a sample autograph. Also signed by a representative of her studio.

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MARINA KOSHETZ
Consent form authorizing the Motion Picture Relief Fund to reproduce Koshetz's signature and likeness for a series of stamps raising money for needy film industry veterans. She has signed twice, once to give consent and again as a sample autograph. Also signed by a representative of her studio. A perfectly verified example of a rare signature!
Document signed twice: "Marina Koshetz", 1 page, 8½x11. Hollywood, California 1946 November 9. Koshetz 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. Also signed by a representative of Loew's, Inc. Marina Koshetz (1912-2000), the daughter of Russian opera diva Nina Koshetz and artist Alexander von Schubert, came to America with her parents after the Russian Revolution. She followed in her mother's footsteps as a concert singer, performing on stages from the Metropolitan Opera to the Hollywood Bowl. She also appeared in films, singing opera numbers in Luxury Liner (1948) and The Great Caruso (1951). She played supporting roles in films from 1933 through the 1960s, billed as Marina Schubert in her early roles. 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. Staple holes at top left corner. Top edge toned. Otherwise, fine condition.

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