Terrific vintage 8x10-inch black and white chest-up portrait by Maurice Seymour, boldly signed and inscribed in the late 1940s or early 1950s. In good condition, with gentle creased to the borders and lower left-hand corner. The charming, vivacious leading lady and musical star of the 1930s was often compared to Ruby Keeler, with her similarly nasal singing, heavy-footed dancing and lackluster acting. She starred in the first-ever RKO Radio talkie release Syncopation (1929) and opposite Joe E. Brown in Local Boy Makes Good (1931). Her real claim to fame is having co-starred in nearly every Wheeler and Woolsey comedy film, most memorably Hips Hips Hooray (1934) and Cockeyed Cavaliers (1934). She abandoned Hollywood in 1939.