EVE ARDEN. Glossy 5×7 black and white three-quarter length publicity portrait, boldly signed and inscribed in later years in turqoise felt tip ink, “To William Stanhope/Best wishes/always/Eve Arden.” Very fine condition. The wisecracking character actress enjoyed a career that spanned more than five decades, winning an Oscar nomination for her supporting performance in Mildred Pierce (1945). In 1983 she made a much-anticipated return to Broadway in the notorious Moose Murders, withdrawing after two previews. I saw it. I saw her. It really was the worst play ever written.