Scarce vintage 8x10-inch black and white portrait, boldly signed and inscribed in black fine-tip pen in the 1980s. In good condition, with scattered mild handling dings. Les Tremayne spent two decades on the radio, gracing thousands of Golden Age broadcasts with his distinguished, mellifluous voice. In the 1950s, he found new work as a character actor in films, uniformly cast as no-nonsense authority figures and lending a considerable dose of sober credibility to many an otherwise hard-to-swallow horror and science fiction opus. At his best as General Mann in War of the Worlds (1953) and as the narrator of Forbidden Planet (1956), he also managed to maintain his dignity in cheapies like The Monolith Monsters (1957), From the Earth to the Moon (1958), The Monster of Piedras Blancas (1959), Angry Red Planet (1959), King Kong vs. Godzilla (1962), Slime People (1965), The War Between the Planets (1966), Creature of Destruction (1967), and Snakes (1974). In addition, Tremayne showed up in several non-genre efforts, usually in small, but substantial roles, like the auctioneer in North by Northwest (1959) and a newsman in the Bond flick Goldfinger (1964).