JAMES CAGNEY (2)

Vintage 1930s 7.4 x 9.4 matte finish silver tone chest-up studio portrait, boldly signed and inscribed in black fountain pen, “For Julie/Belated regards from the/ever late friend of the latest/O’Brien/Jim Cagney.”  Fine condition, with the top and side borders completely trimmed, and a small bit of the bottom border permitted to remain because the ‘J” dipped into that border.  Brilliant!  The trimming of the right border appears to have cut off the final letter of the word “latest” in the inscription, and I am just trying to infer what he must have written.

$175