Bold signature and inscription, “For John/Greeting/Martin LaSalle,” in black felt tip ink on a 6×4 yellow index card. Very fine condition. A pencil notation on the reverse side indicates that this autograph was obtained in person in June 1984. John Verzi collection. Uruguayan-born Martin La Salle had virtually no acting experience when he was chosen by French director Robert Bresson to star in Pickpocket (1959), the first film for which Bresson had written an original script and generally acknowledged as a screen classic. La Salle’s performance launched him into a five-decade professional acting career, making an additional 80 film and television appearances through 2008.