CHARLES BICKFORD. Sepia tone 7.3 x 10 head and shoulders book-weight portrait, with printed biography below, removed from the 1930 edition of “Stars of the Photoplay, ” boldly signed in blue fountain pen, “Sincerely/Charles Bickford.” Actress Sally Blane has signed her image on the reverse side. A small pencil notation along the extreme top right edge indicates that this image was signed in person in August 1964. Fine condition, with a slightly ragged left edge and a few very mild handling bends in the borders. Entering films at age 39, the gruff, forceful actor played leading roles from 1929-35, then played substantial character roles for another three decades, winning three Oscar nominations. Signed images are rather uncommon.