MICHAEL WHALEN

Vintage 11×14 double-weight glossy black and white chest-up studio portrait, boldly signed and inscribed in purple fountain pen, “For Yvonne -/Thanks for working/so hard -/Regards & luck to you -/Michael Whelan.”  Fine condition, with mild creasing to the corner tips; a small tear in the bottom border; and a very faint diagonal bend in the background at the top right corner.  The virile leading man of 1930s “B” films at 20th Century-Fox starred opposite Alice Faye, Gloria Stuart, and Claire Trevor, and was the adult star in the popular Shirley Temple vehicles Poor Little Rich Girl (1936) and Wee Willie Winkie (1937).  Scarce.

$85