Here's a vintage photo of our mystery guest. Some artist at The Times cut it down years ago, but left part of the autograph intact. And yes, I cropped out the signature. No point in making this too easy.
- Mary Pickford? (Interesting guess. But no).
- Julian Eltinge? (Carol Gwenn). Absolutely right! Bravo
This is Julian Eltinge, the leading female impersonator of his day.