Black and white 7.5 x 10.7 book-weight chest-up portrait, with printed biography below, removed from the 1924 edition of “Stars of the Photoplay,” signed and inscribed in blue fountain pen, “Sept 10 – 61 Pat O’Malley/To John.” Near very fine condition, with a small handling bend at the top left corner tip. Pat O’Malley was a well-regarded leading man in scores of silent films. With the advent of sound, he was quickly relegated to bit player, frequently uncredited, but he soldiered on for another three decades, ultimately appearing in close to 400 films before his retirement. John Verzi collection.