Vintage 7.5 x 9.7 glossy black and white chest-up Paramount Pictures studio portrait, boldly signed in white fountain pen, “To -/[erased inscription]/Sincerely,/Lew Ayres.”  Fine condition, with three heavily trimmed borders; scattered very mild handling bends largely in the darker areas of the image, not substantially detracting from overall appearance; and the erased inscription faintly visible only by angling the photograph into the light.  Surprisingly uncommon in vintage signed photographs.