ALLEN JENKINS - AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED PHOTOGRAPH - HFSID 19889
Sale Price $306.00
ALLEN JENKINS. Photograph inscribed and signed: "To George Swanson/with best wishes/Allen Jenkins". B/w with brown hue, 5x7. The screen's premier "comic gangster", stage and screen actor Allen Jenkins (1900-1974), born Alfred McGonegal, 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). Lightly creased at lower right blank corner, tack holes at blank corners. Slightly soiled at blank margins. Overall, fine condition.
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