Scarce and beautiful vintage 7.5 x 9.5-inch black and white publicity portrait, boldly signed and inscribed to inveterate collector Harold Merry in blue fountain pen in the late 1930s or early 1940s. In good condition for its age, with a few negligible surface crinkles and minor corner creasing. Note that the borders are thin, not trimmed. Beloved English singer, and stage and film star Dame Anna Neagle was one of Great Britain's main box-office draws for 25 years, thrilling war-torn audiences with her glamorous, sophisticated characterizations in lightweight musicals, comedies and historical dramas. She was especially renowned for her portrayals of real-life heroines, such as Nell Gwynn, Queen Victoria, Florence Nightingale, and Edith Cavell. She abandoned the screen in 1958 and her autograph is quite elusive in any format.