ALLEN JENKINS - AUTOGRAPH SENTIMENT SIGNED - HFSID 343089
Sale Price $126.00
Hollywood's "Irish Mafia" actor signs his "best" and name in black ink
Autograph sentiment signed: "Best,/ Allen Jenkins" in black ink. 5x3 index card. The screen's premier "comic gangster", stage and screen actor Allen Jenkins (1900-1974) was a member in good standing of Hollywood's "Irish Mafia", which included actors James Cagney, Pat O'Brien, Matt McHugh and Jimmy Gleason. Jenkins, who made his film debut in 1931 in The Girl Habit, appeared in a long list of feature films through the 1970s, including I Am a Fugitive From a Chain Gang (1932), 42nd Street (1933), Dead End (1937), Destry Rides Again (1939), Ball of Fire (1941), Tortilla Flat (1942), Stage Door Canteen(1943), Pillow Talk (1959), It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World (1963), Robin and the Seven Hoods (1964), I'd Rather Be Rich (1964), Doctor, You've Got To Be Kidding (1967) and The Front Page (1974, his last film). Jenkins also appeared in a number of TV shows and series, from Playhouse 90 in 1957 to several episodes of Bewitched (1971-1972). Toned and soiled. Corners rounded. Stains throughout. Creased throughout. Pencil notes on verso in unknown hand. Otherwise, fine condition.
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