Uncommonly early and quite choice vintage 8x10-inch matte-finish black and white MGM studio portrait, boldly signed and inscribed in blue fountain pen in the 1930s. A few very small bends in the border at the top right corner tip, not affecting the image; otherwise, in very fine condition. Electrifying Hollywood icon Joan Crawford nabbed an Academy Award for Mildred Pierce (1945), and was nominated twice more, for Possessed (1947) and Sudden Fear (1952). Her wonderful body of work also included Rain (1932), Grand Hotel (1932), The Women (1939), The Gorgeous Hussy (1946), The Women (1939), Humoresque (1946), Johnny Guitar (1956), Whatever Happened to Baby Jane? (1962), and the cult horror flick Strait-Jacket (1964).