BILL HENRY. Uncommon vintage 8×10 matte finish black and white chest-up portrait, circa 1936, boldly signed and inscribed in green fountain pen, “To Etheline/With sincere/best wishes. I/remain your/friend/Bill Henry. Near fine condition, with two lengthy but mild bends running diagonally from the left border through his sweater, only very slightly detracting from overall appearance because largely unnoticeable against the dark fabric. Bill Henry made his first film appearance at age nine, and gradually worked himself up from unbilled bit parts in the early 1930s to appealing juvenile roles in such films as The Thin Man (1934), China Seas (1935), and Madame X (1937). In the 1940s he was busily engaged as a leading man in “B” films, and from 1950 on began appearing in character roles, including spots in scores of television series. By the time of his retirement in 1978, he had over 200 film and television credits.