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ROD CAMERON - DOCUMENT DOUBLE SIGNED CIRCA 1946 - HFSID 289176

ROD CAMERON Consent form authorizing the Motion Picture Relief Fund to reproduce Rod Cameron's signature and likeness for a series of stamps raising money for needy film industry veterans. The form is signed twice by Cameron, once as an autograph sample and again to grant permission.

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ROD CAMERON
Consent form authorizing the Motion Picture Relief Fund to reproduce Rod Cameron's signature and likeness for a series of stamps raising money for needy film industry veterans. The form is signed twice by Cameron, once as an autograph sample and again to grant permission. A remarkable, perfectly verified example!
Document signed twice: "Rod Cameron", 1 page, 8½x11. Los Angeles, California, no date. Rod Cameron grants to the Motion Picture Relief Fund, Inc., its successors and assigns, the exclusive right, until December 31, 1947 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. Canadian-born screen and television actor Rod Cameron (1910-1983), born Nathan Roderick Cox, began his career as a stuntman before having his first speaking role in 1939 (the footage ended up on the cutting room floor). By the following year, he was appearing in numerous Paramount films before moving to Republic Studios in 1942. Beginning with the 1943 serial, Secret Service in Deepest Africa, Cameron became one of the top leading men at both Republic and Universal in the 1940s. In 1953, he appeared in the first of his three syndicated TV series, City Detective, which was followed by State Trooper (1956) and Coronado 9 (1959). Cameron also appeared in several made-for-TV movies and made guest appearances on a long list of TV shows from 1955-1978.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). Normal mailing folds. Toned along right edge. Otherwise, fine condition.

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