JOHN LITEL. Vintage 8×10 matte finish silver tone chest-up portrait, boldly signed and inscribed in blue fountain pen, “To Juan/With all good/wishes/Very Sincerely/John Litel.” Fine condition, with a mild vertical bend in the background at the top left corner, not substantially detracting from the overall appearance of the image. Prolific character actor John Litel appeared in over 150 films and dozens of television series in a film career that spanned 45 years. Generally cast as a brusque, no-nonsense authority figure, he was a regular member of the Warner Bros. “stock company” during the 1930s and a presence in scores of the studio’s punchy melodramas of that decade.