Rare and quite early 8x10-inch black and white matte-finish portrait, boldly signed and inscribed in black fountain pen in the early 1930s, just after his successful transition to talking films. In good condition. Neil Hamilton was a leading man during the silent and early talkie eras, with notable credits like The Great Gatsby (1926), The Mysterious Dr. Fu Manchu (1929), Why Be Good? (1929), the horror flick The Cat Creeps (1930), The Return of Dr. Fu Manchu (1930), Tarzan the Ape Man (1932), and Tarzan and His Mate (1934). He spent the next three decades playing minor roles in entirely forgettable B-pictures, and then found new fame as Commissioner Gordon on T.V.'s "Batman" (1966-1968), and in the motion picture of 1966.