Vintage 8×10 matte finish sepia tone profile portrait, boldly signed and inscribed in blue fountain pen, “For our Eleanor from/the great open spaces/God bless her -/Frank M. Thomas/’Crime’  1927.”  Fine condition, with a pin hole at the top edge and mounting remnants on the reverse side. Character actor Frank M. Thomas — the father of child actor Frankie Thomas — came to Hollywood in 1930 following extensive stage experience, and played supporting roles, frequently unbilled, in scores of films over the next two decades. From 1950 until his retirement in 1965 he was seen in numerous TV series.