Exceedingly rare vintage 5x7-inch sepia-tone portrait, boldly signed and inscribed in black fountain pen in the late 1920s or early 1930s above a printed signature which is embedded within the photo itself. In very good condition. This is one of a only small handful of autographs of the star we have ever offered. Charley Chase, brilliant comic actor, screenwriter and film director of the silent and early talkie screens, is considered the fourth great of early comedy, alongside Charles Chaplin, Buster Keaton and Harold Lloyd. He died tragically of a heart attack at the age of 46 and his autograph is highly elusive in any format.