Highly rare vintage 8x10-inch black and white publicity portrait, dating to the 1950s, boldly signed and inscribed in red ballpoint pen. In good condition. Good-looking Frank Lovejoy made his bones as a stage actor and as the star of the radio crime drama Nightbeat (1950-1952). During his film career, which came to a tragic, screeching halt with his fatal heart attack at the age of 50, he specialized in playing tough-talking cynics, as in Black Bart (1948), Home of the Brave (1949), In a Lonely Place (1950), Breakthrough (1950), The Sound of Fury (1950), I Was a Communist for the F.B.I. (1951), I'll See You in My Dreams (1951), The Winning Team (1952), The Hitch-Hiker (1953), the Vincent Price horror favorite House of Wax (1953), Mad at the World (1955), Top of the World (1955), Finger Man (1955), The Crooked Web (1955), Cole Younger, and Gunfighter (1958). In his final years, Lovejoy was also memorable on two television cop programs, "Man Against Crime" (1956) and The Adventures of McGraw" (1957-1958).