The personal archive of early film editor Jack Ogilvie
Including inscribed photographs of silent film actress Esther Ralston, Thelma Todd and ZaSu Pitts, and the cast of the Hal Roach short film series The Boy Friends (1930-2), including Our Gang actors Mickey Daniels and Mary Kornman; a photograph of Rin Tin Tin and Nanette in a screening room; a typed letter initialed by D.W. Griffith, dated July 5, 1940; a group of programs and memorabilia from The Masquers Club, a social group for actors; a program from the premiere of The Gaucho (UA, 1927); photographs and a guest pass from Graf Zeppelin's Los Angeles visit in 1929; a 1934 map of Hollywood Estates; Ogilivie's 1920s ID cars from Warner Bros, Pathe, and MGM; and a share of stock in Pathe Film Corporation, dated 1936. Together with correspondence from later in Ogilvie's life, a scrapbook including items from his early theater career, his unproduced screenplays, his financial and military records, and many other items.
Jack Ogilvie began his career as a theater manager in Oklahoma and moved to Los Angeles in the mid-1920s to work as an editor. He worked for a number of studios in the 1920s and '30s, including Monogram, Pathe, Hal Roach, Warner Bros., Columbia, RKO, Republic, and Universal. He served as Associate Producer of Bush Pilot in 1947 and later returned to editing, working in film and television until 1961.