Uncommonly early vintage matte-finish 8x10-inch black and white portrait, boldly signed and inscribed in turquoise fountain pen in the 1940s. In good condition, with gentle edgewear. Tall, suave Cesar Romero had two distinct onscreen personas: To one generation, he was the fiery Latin lover of numerous musicals and romantic comedies; to another, the rogue bandit The Cisco Kid in a string of low-budget westerns, and cackling, villainous Joker on T.V.'s "Batman" (1966-1968), a role he reprised in the 1966 movie. His numerous contributions to the horror, sci-fi, fantasy, and mystery genres included The Shadow Laughs (1933), The Thin Man (1934), Public Enemy's Wife (1936), Ali Baba Goes to Town (1937), Charlie Chan at Treasure Island (1939), The Lady in Ermine (1948), Lost Continent (1951), The Jungle (1952), Scotland Yard Inspector (1952), Around the World in Eighty Days (1956), Two on a Guillotine (1965), Latitude Zero (1969), Target: Harry (1969), Now You See Him, Now You Don't (1972), The Haunted Mouth (1974), The Spectre of Edgar Allan Poe (1974), The Strongest Man in the World (1975), and Judgment Day (1988).