Classic Entertainment Autographs

Cat. #00041111: ROSCO ATES

Scarce vintage inscribed black fountain pen signature on a 4x6-inch pale yellow autograph album page, acquired in-person in the 1930s. In good condition, with one stray ink mark well above the writing, and suitable for matting with a favorite photograph. Stuttering silent and early talkie character actor Rosco 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).