Uncommonly early black fountain pen signature on a 3x5-inch tan card, part of a large collection acquired in-person by a busy Hollywood-based autograph hound in the 1930s, later broken up by a major dealership. In good condition, with gentle toning. Mesmerizing Barbara Stanwyck made her screen debut in 1927 and went on to appear in over 80 films, often portraying strong-willed, independent women with well-concealed vulnerabilities. She was unforgettable in Stella Dallas (1937), Union Pacific (1939), Golden Boy (1939), The Lady Eve (1941), Meet John Doe (1941), Ball of Fire (1942), the horror flick Lady of Burlesque (1943), Double Indemnity (1944), The Strange Love of Martha Ivers (1946), Sorry, Wrong Number (1948), and Executive Suite (1954), earning four Academy Award nominations and an honorary Oscar in 1981. In her later years, Stanwyck starred on T.V.'s "The Big Valley" (1965-1969) and in the popular miniseries The Thorn Birds (1983).