JOAN CRAWFORD (9)

Vintage 10×13 matte finish black and white chest-up MGM studio portrait by Ruth Harriet Louise, circa 1928, signed and inscribed in purple fountain pen, “For you Lenore/I want you to/attain the greatest/heights possible./Don’t disappoint/me, will you?/Love/Joan.”  Very good condition, with neatly trimmed borders; and scattered noticeable handling bends in the background and to three corner tips, slightly detracting from overall appearance.  The writing is rather clearer on the actual photograph than suggested in the accompanying scan.  Scarce this early!

$650