Classic Entertainment Autographs

Cat. #003132: BENNY RUBIN

Uncommon vintage inscribed blue fountain pen signature on a 4x6-inch tan album page, acquired in-person by a busy New York City-based autograph hound in the 1930s and decorated with a small newspaper image of the star. In fine condition, with some minor surface crinkling and two stray ink stains, one of which left a thick line of blue to the right edge, which could theoretically be trimmed away. Jewish comic character actor Benny Rubin, a master of countless dialects, transitioned from vaudeville and burlesque to the silver screen at the tail-end of the silent era. He was memorable in the Wheeler and Woolsey flicks High Flyers (1937) and On Again (1937), No, No Nanette (1940), Citizen Kane (1940), Here Comes Mr. Jordan (1941), Easy to Love (1953), The Benny Goodman Story (1956), the Three Stooges' Space Ship Sappy (1957), The Buster Keaton Story (1957), Please Don't Eat the Daisies (1960), Pocketful of Miracles (1961), The Ghost in the Invisible Bikini (1966), Thoroughly Modern Millie (1967), and horror's Coma (1978). He also had guest roles on countless television series.