BETTE DAVIS (5)

Original vintage 8×10 glossy black and white Warner Bros. publicity portrait by “Morgan” for Mr. Skeffington (1944), boldly signed and inscribed in later years in black felt tip ink, “Hello to/Harold Merry/Bette Davis.”  Very good condition, with portions of her signature penned against a darker area of the image, readable with moderate contrast; scattered noticeable handling bends in the borders; and several soft but lengthy handling bends within the image, itself, essentially invisible when the photograph is viewed head on, but quite noticeable when the photograph is angled into the light.  My suggestion is:  don’t angle it into the light!  But priced accordingly.  Otherwise, notably crisp, beautiful tones.

$70