Classic Entertainment Autographs

Cat. #0013562: STEPIN FETCHIT

Scarce vintage blue fountain pen signature on a 4x6-inch pale pink autograph album page, acquired in-person in the 1930s. In good condition and ideal for matting with a favorite photograph. Comic Black character actor Stepin Fetchit portrayed scores of lazy, inarticulate valets, train conductors, porters, and other servant types, drawing criticism in later years for possibly promoting negative stereotypes of African-Americans. His many memorable film credits include In Old Kentucky (1927), Show Boat (1929), The Galloping Ghost (1931), Stand Up and Cheer! (1934), Charlie Chan in Egypt (1935), Dimples (1936), Big Timers (1945), Bend of the River (1952), and The Sun Shines Bright (1953).