Classic Entertainment Autographs

Cat. #00041112: ROSCOE ATES

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Rather uncommon vintage inscribed fountain pen signature on a 4 x 6-inch tan autograph album page, acquired in-person by inveterate collectors Rose and Irene Gellar in 1941.  In good condition and suitable for matting.  Stuttering silent and early talkie character actor Roscoe Ates is remembered as the henpecked husband of one of the conjoined Hilton Sisters in Tod Browning’s horror masterpiece Freaks (1932).  The following year, he played a press photographer in the closing sequence of King Kong (1933).  His countless other credits in other film genres included The Champ (1931), Alice in Wonderland (1933), Gone with the Wind (1939), Sullivan's Travels (1941), The Palm Beach Story (1942), and Inner Sanctum (1948).