Classic Entertainment Autographs

Cat. #0015722: SI JENKS

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Highly scarce vintage inscribed pencil signature on a 6.5 x 5-inch tan autograph album page, acquired in-person at a fight at North Carolina's Legion Stadium in 1937.  Character actor Selmer Jackson signs on the verso, also in pencil.  In good condition, with a few negligible surface creases.  After years on the circus and vaudeville circuits, Si "Rawhide" Jenks played grizzled, toothless codgers in scores of Hollywood westerns, most notably the Tim McCoy series of the 1930s.  In non-westerns, he played town drunks, hillbillies and Oldest Living Citizens, typically with names like Homer and Zeke.  He made a number of contributions to the horror, sci-fi, fantasy, and mystery genres, including The Murder in the Museum (1934), Charlie Chan's Courage (1934), Life Returns (1935), Fury (1936), Topper (1937), Road to Alcatraz (1945), and Manhunt of Mystery Island (1947).  Gone with the Wind (1939) enthusiasts may remember him in a small role as a Union soldier in that beloved film.