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ROBERT "BOB" CUMMINGS - DOCUMENT MULTI-SIGNED 04/10/1947 - HFSID 288900

Consent form authorizing the Motion Picture Relief Fund to reproduce Cummings' signature and likeness for a series of stamps raising money for needy film industry veterans. He has signed three times, twice as an autograph sample and again to grant permission.

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ROBERT CUMMINGS
Consent form authorizing the Motion Picture Relief Fund to reproduce Cummings' signature and likeness for a series of stamps raising money for needy film industry veterans. He has signed three times, twice as an autograph sample and again to grant permission. A remarkable, perfectly verified example!
Document signed three times: "Robert Cummings", 1 page, 8½x11. Hollywood, California, 1947 April 10. Cummings 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. Known primarily as a comic actor in films from the early 1930s, Robert "Bob" Cummings (1910-1990), could handle meaty dramatic roles when they were offered (King's Row, 1942; Dial M for Murder, 1954). His frequent TV work included the hit series, The Bob Cummings Show, which also known as Love That Bob (1955-1959), for which he was nominated for Emmy Awards in 1956, 1957, 1958 and 1959. Cummings was also nominated for an Emmy for his role as Bob S. Beanblossom in My Hero, and he won an Emmy Award for an appearance in "Twelve Angry Men", an episode of the TV anthology series, Studio One. 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. Otherwise, fine condition.

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