LIONEL STANDER. Vintage 4.8 x 6.8 matte finish sepia tone chest-up portrait of the gravel-voiced wiseguy, circa 1936, boldly signed and inscribed in black fountain pen, “To Eric, Good Luck -/Sincerely/Lionel Stander.” Fine condition, with partially trimmed borders; lightly clipped corner tips, not affecting the image; mounting remnants on the reverse side; and mild creasing in the left border snd in the background to the left of his head, minimally detracting from overall appearance. Lionel Stander enjoyed a highly successful career as a character actor in Hollywood during the 1930s and 1940s. After being blacklisted in 1951 due to his membership in the Communist Party, Stander was unable to find acting work for twelve years, but returned to the screen in the early 1960s, working steadily for the next three decades until his death in 1994. He appeared for five seasons as Max on “Hart to Hart, ” a television series he described as “helping lobotomize the world.” Vintage signed photographs are somewhat scarce.