Beautiful 8x10-inch black and white portrait in her prime, boldly signed and inscribed in blue marker in the 1980s. In very good condition, with a few negligible surface dings and scuffs, invisible when the photo is viewed head-on. Ravishing silent and early talkie film star Billie Dove rivaled Mary Pickford and Clara Bow in popularity. Sadly, she lost her enthusiasm for the film business after William Randolph Hearst ordered extensive recutting of Blondie of the Follies (1932) because she threatened to outshine his mistress, Marion Davies. She was barely 30 at the time of her premature retirement.