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SIGNE HASSO - DOCUMENT DOUBLE SIGNED 08/29/1946 - HFSID 289246

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

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SIGNE HASSO
Consent form authorizing the Motion Picture Relief Fund to reproduce Signe Hasso's signature and likeness for a series of stamps raising money for needy film industry veterans. The form is signed twice by Hasso, once as an autograph sample and again to grant permission. A remarkable, perfectly verified example!
Document signed twice: "Signe Hasso", 1 page, 8½x11. Los Angeles, California, 1946 August 29. Signe Hasso 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. Swedish born actress Signe Hasso (1915-2002) made her Stockholm stage debut in her early teens, and move not to films. She married German director Harry Hasso in 1933, divorcing him soon after she emigrated to the US in 1941. She played strong female roles in movies of the 1940s, including Heaven Can Wait, The House on 92nd Street and A Double Life. Her appearances in US films were less frequent from the 1950s, but she frequently visited TV series. Her last film was One Hell of a Guy (2000). Hasso was also a singer and songwriter, mainly of adapted Swedish folk songs, and released two CD's. She wrote several novels, beginning with Momo (1979). She was a US citizen from 1948, but Sweden honored her as a Member First Class of its Order of Vasso. 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. Lightly creased. Pencil note (unknown hand). Otherwise, fine condition.

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