ROBERT YOUNG - DOCUMENT DOUBLE SIGNED 09/18/1946 - HFSID 288845
ROBERT YOUNG Consent form authorizing the Motion Picture Relief Fund to reproduce Robert Young's signature and likeness for a series of stamps raising money for needy film industry veterans. The form is signed twice by Young, once as an autograph sample and again to grant permission.
Sale Price $446.25
ROBERT YOUNG Consent form authorizing the Motion Picture Relief Fund to reproduce Robert Young's signature and likeness for a series of stamps raising money for needy film industry veterans. The form is signed twice by Young, once as an autograph sample and again to grant permission. A remarkable, perfectly verified example! Document signed twice: "Robert Young", 1 page, 8½x11. Hollywood, California, 1946 September 18. Robert Young 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. Perhaps best known as Jim Anderson on Father Knows Best (television, 1954-1960; radio 1949-1954) and the title practitioner on television's Marcus Welby, M.D. (1969-1976), Robert M. Young (1907-1998) also appeared in over 100 films. In some screen roles, such as the cold-blooded spy in Hitchcock's Secret Agent (1936) and the no-good philanderer in They Won't Believe Me (1947), Young showed an acting range far wider than his likeable and wholesome TV characters.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. Otherwise, fine condition.
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