Vintage 3.3 x 5.5 double-weight glossy black and white bust publicity portrait, circa 1943, signed in blue fountain pen, “Very best wishes/Stewart Granger.”  Very fine condition, with portions of the writing penned against the dark fabric of his sweater, readable with moderate contrast.  Quite uncommon this early.  The popular, swashbuckling leading man of the 1940s and ’50s revealed in his autobiography that he loathed Hollywood, hated almost all of the 60 films in which he had appeared, found most of his co-stars abominable, and essentially had a perfectly awful time being handsome, wealthy, and famous. I can barely stifle my tears as I ponder his tragic life.