BESSIE LOVE

Original vintage 7×9 glossy black and white half-length MGM publicity portrait, boldly signed and inscribed in later years in blue fountain pen, “To/Tony/Sincerely/Bessie Love.”  Fine condition, with neatly trimmed borders and scattered very mild thumbing bends in the background.  An original studio snipe is affixed to the reverse side.  The popular leading lady of the silent screen won an Oscar nomination for her over-the-top performance in The Broadway Melody (1929), but her days as a star were over by 1931.  She began to re-emerge in smaller roles in the 1940s, continuing to make appearances in films and television for another four decades.

$65