Borderless vintage 5×7 matte finish black and white chest-up portrait, signed with her name alone in purple fountain pen.  Fine condition, with scattered spots of emulsification in the background along the right edge, minimally detracting from overall appearance.  A leading comic actress of the silent screen, Constance Talmadge appeared in over 80 films, most of them shorts, before retiring from the screen in 1929. She abandoned comedy shorts after rocketing to stardom following her appearance in D.W. Griffith’s Intolerance (1916), and appeared as a leading lady in feature length films for the duration of the silent era. Signed images are extremely uncommon.