ROBERT TAYLOR - DOCUMENT DOUBLE SIGNED 08/20/1946 - HFSID 288825
ROBERT TAYLORConsent form authorizing the Motion Picture Relief Fund to reproduce Robert Taylor's signature and likeness for a series of stamps raising money for needy film industry veterans. The form is signed twice by Taylor, once as an autograph sample and again to grant permission.
Sale Price $360.00
ROBERT TAYLORConsent form authorizing the Motion Picture Relief Fund to reproduce Robert Taylor's signature and likeness for a series of stamps raising money for needy film industry veterans. The form is signed twice by Taylor, once as an autograph sample and again to grant permission. A remarkable, perfectly verified example! Document signed twice: "Robert Taylor", 1 page, 8½x11. No place, 1946 August 20. Robert Taylor 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. The good looks of Robert Taylor (1911-1969) sometimes caused critics to overlook his acting talents, which he displayed in such films as Camille (1936), Waterloo Bridge (1940), Bataan (1943), Quo Vadis (1951) and The Last Hunt (1956). He starred on TV in Robert Taylor's Detectives (1959-1962) and succeeded friend Ronald Reagan as host of Death Valley Days (1966-1968). He was married to two actresses: Barbara Stanwyck and Ursula Theiss.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). Paperclip indentation. Staple holes at top left. Slightly creased. Otherwise, fine condition.
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