Vintage 1930s 8×10 matte finish black and white chest-up publicity portrait, boldly signed and inscribed in black fountain pen, “To Frank -/Best wishes/always -/Grant Withers.”  Fine condition with a small tear and mild creasing in the top border, with one bend very slightly intruding into the top of the background.  After playing supporting roles in the waning days of the silent era, Grant Withers emerged briefly as a leading man in the early 1930s. Failing to gain popularity with audiences, he fairly quickly became a supporting player once again, frequently playing villains in “B” Westerns and appearing nine times with John Wayne, a close personal friend. In 1959, in failing health at the age of 54, he committed suicide with an overdose of barbiturates, having worked steadily up until the time of his death and with nearly 200 film credits to his name