RICHARD CROMWELL. Vintage 4.6 x 6.6 matte finish light sepia tone full-length portrait, circa 1934, signed and inscribed in blue fountain pen, “For Eric/Good luck/Dick Cromwell.” Near fine condition, with partially trimmed borders; the corner tips lightly clipped, not affecting the image; mounting remnants on the reverse side; and a very faint horizontal bend running through the center of the image, virtually invisible when the photograph is viewed head on and not noticeably detracting from its overall appearance. The appealing juvenile lead of the 1930s was a smash in his film debut, Tol’able David (1930), and enjoyed success in such films as Clara Bow’s swan song, Hoop-la (1933), and Lives of a Bengal Lancer (1935). By the end of the 1930s he was playing supporting roles and, following service in World War II, returned for the most part to his first career, as a sculptor. He died of cancer at age 50 in 1950.