JOE E. BROWN (2). Nifty vintage 10×8 matte finish black and white of Brown with Ethel Merman, likely a publicity shot for Hollywood Canteen (1944), boldly signed and inscribed in black fountain pen, “To Rutger/From half of the team of/’Merman and Brown’/Joe E. Brown.” Near very fine condition, with a paper clip impression at the top left and portions of the writing penned against the dark fabric of his jacket, but quite readable.