MARIO LANZA

Vintage 7.2 x 9 black and white book-weight chest-up publicity still for That Midnight Kiss (1949), his attention-getting screen debut, boldly signed and inscribed in black fountain pen, “Hello Steve/from/Mario Lanza.”  Fine condition, with partially trimmed borders; an original studio snipe printed on the reverse side; and a mild diagonal bend at the bottom right corner, a portion of which passes through his jacket, barely visible when the photograph is viewed head on.

$225