PHILLIP TERRY - DOCUMENT DOUBLE SIGNED - HFSID 288967
PHILLIP TERRY Consent form authorizing the Motion Picture Relief Fund to reproduce Phillip Terry's signature and likeness for a series of stamps raising money for needy film industry veterans. The form is signed twice by Terry, once as an autograph sample and again to grant permission.
Sale Price $480.00
PHILLIP TERRY Consent form authorizing the Motion Picture Relief Fund to reproduce Phillip Terry's signature and likeness for a series of stamps raising money for needy film industry veterans. The form is signed twice by Terry, once as an autograph sample and again to grant permission. A remarkable, perfectly verified example! Document signed twice: "Phillip Terry", 1 page, 8½x11. Hollywood, California, no date. Phillip Terry grants to the Motion Picture Relief Fund, Inc., its successors and assigns, the exclusive right, 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. Phillip Terry (1909-1993), made his film debut in 1937, the year he appeared in Mannequin, starring Joan Crawford, whom he would marry in 1942 (Terry was the actress' third husband). The previous year, Terry had received good notices for The Parson of Panamint, and he would again receive acclaim for his role as Wick Birman, the straight-laced brother of alcoholic Ray Milland, in The Lost Weekend (1945, the year before he and Crawford were amicably divorced). His film credits also include Boys Town (1938), The Young Dr. Kildare (1938), Calling Dr. Kildare (1939), Wake Island (1942), Bataan (1943) and The Navy vs. the Night Monsters (1966, his last film).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. Slightly creased. Pencil mark (unknown hand). Otherwise, fine condition.
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