RICHARD DIX (2). Sepia tone 7.1 x 10 head and shoulders book-weight portrait, with printed biography below, removed from the 1930 edition of “Stars of the Photoplay, ” boldly signed and inscribed in blue fountain pen, “Maurice/Bes wishes/Richard Dix.” Image by Russell Ball. This was part of the John Verzi collection, but was acquired by him from another collector who I like to think of as Maurice the idiot because of his habit of in routinely, in some way, spoiling his autographs. Here he has added Dix’s date of death in black fountain pen in the bottom border. Otherwise, fine condition.