Uncommonly early 8x10-inch black and white publicity portrait, boldly signed and inscribed in blue fountain pen in the 1950s. In good condition, with minor handling dings and edge wear. Tough to acquire in autographed portraits dating to his Hollywood heyday! Devlishly handsome Rory Calhoun first came to the attention of audiences in three films released in 1947: Adventure Island, The Red House and That Hagen Girl. As his career gained momentum, he became something of a regular in westerns and musicals, typically cast as bad boy types, including Way of the Gaucho (1952), With a Song in My Heart (1952), How to Marry a Millionaire (1953), River of No Return (1954), The Domino Kid (1957), Apache Territory (1957), and The Texan (1958). Following a long period of confinement to television work from the late 1950s through 1960s, Calhoun enjoyed something of a comeback in cult horror, sci-fi and fantasy flicks in his later years, most notably Night of the Lepus (1972), Motel Hell (1984) and Hell Comes to Frogtown (1987).