Classic Entertainment Autographs

Cat. #00041111: ROSCO ATES

Uncommon vintage inscribed black fountain pen signature on a 4x6-inch tan autograph album page, acquired in-person in the early 1930s. In fine condition for its age, with some creasing to the upper right-hand area, away from the writing itself. 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).