Rare and deliciously villainous 5x7-inch sepia-tone portrait, signed and inscribed in black fountain pen in the late 1930s. In good condition for its age, with a small crease to the upper left-hand corner, not affecting the writing, and the signature against the dark shadows of the moody art deco-style background. Priced accordingly, about $100 lower than this autographed photo would otherwise fetch. Large-and-in-charge stage and screen character actor Sydney Greenstreet earned an Oscar nod for his Hollywood debut in The Maltese Falcon (1941). He went on to portray an unforgettable assortment of other rogues and villains-- very often reteamed with Humphrey Bogart and Peter Lorre-- in They Died with Their Boots On (1941), Casablanca (1942), Across the Pacific (1942), Background in Danger (1943), The Mask of Dimitrios (1944), Passage to Maseilles (1944), Between Two Worlds (1944), Pillow to Post (1945), The Strangers (1946), The Verdict (1946), Ruthless (1948), The Woman in White (1948), Flamingo Road (1948), Malaya (1949), and Christmas in Connecticut (1952).