Classic Entertainment Autographs

Cat. #00157222: SI JENKS

Highly scarce vintage 8x10-inch black and white portrait, boldly signed in blue fountain pen in the 1930s. In fine condition for its age, with a light surface crack to one corner and the ink a shade lighter toward the end of his autograph. 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.