SUZAN BALL. Vintage 5×7 matte finish sepia tone chest-up costume portrait, boldly signed and inscribed in purple fountain pen, “To/Martha/from/Suzan Ball/’War Arrow.'” Fine condition, with mild silvering in her hair, invisible when the image is viewed head on; a small handling bend in the background along the left edge and staple holes in the borders. Suzan Ball, a cousin of Lucille Ball, had a tragically sho rt life and career. A singer and actress, she won her first important role while still a teenager in 1952. A year later, she was diagnosed with cancer and in 1955 she succumbed to the disease at age 21, with little more than a half dozen films to her credit.