Extremely scarce vintage 8×10 matte finish sepia tone chest-up studio portrait, boldly signed and inscribed in black fountain pen, “To Elaine Cordner/with the best wishes of the/original, Laura Hope Crews.”  Near very fine condition, with portions of the inscription and signature penned against the dark fabric of her dress, readable with moderate contrast.  Laura Hope Crews first trod the stage as a child of four. She progressed to playing ingenues, then leading ladies, and finally eccentric matrons, appearing in 39 films. She is best remembered as Aunt Pittypat in Gone With the Wind (1939).