Bold vintage signature and inscription, “To John/en souvenir/bien amical/Maria Casares,” in blue fountain pen on a 6×4 pink index card. Very fine condition, with a small magazine photograph affixed at the top right corner. A pencil notation on the reverse side indicates that this autograph was obtained in November 1967. John Verzi collection. A celebrated proponent of French classical theater, Maria Casares also appeared in such classics of the French screen as Children of Paradise, Les Dames du Bois de Boulgone (both 1945), and Orpheus (1950).