PRISCILLA DEAN. Black and white 7.3 x 10.7 book-weight chest-up portrait, with printed biography below, removed from the 1924 edition of “Stars of the Photoplay, ” boldly signed and inscribed in blue fountain pen, “To John/I am not really that taough/Best wishes Priscilla Dean.” Image by Freulich. Fine condition, with a few very mild handling bends in the borders. A pencil notation along the extreme top edge indicates that this page was signed in person in May 1963. Priscilla Dean was a major star of Universal Pictures from 1917 through the end of the silent era. The advent of sound led to the rapid demise of her career, with her final screen appearance occurring in 1933. John Verzi collection.