While doing a bit of research on the Oglethorpe Hotel, I have come across a wealth of information. Some from Darren Harper of the Bryan-Lang Historical Library in Woodbine, Camden Co., Georgia.
One of the many Oglethorpe Hotel pieces in Darren Harper's collection, is a copy of a schedule for the premiere showing of "The View from Pompey's Head." This movie was filmed partially in Brunswick in the 1950s and includes scenes from the Oglethorpe Hotel, Jekyll Island, and more.
Although it doesn't have much in the way of genealogical importance, it is a piece of the hotel history, and there are a few locals mentioned. The following is a transcription of the schedule.
Schedule for the Celebration
November 5, 1955
10:45 a.m. Those who will
meet Mr. Egan will be at the Oglethorpe Hotel promptly at
11:20 a.m. Plane will
arrive at Airport and will be met by Chamber of Commerce officials,
As Richard Egan reaches the steps of the Oglethorpe Hotel, the Pirates of
11:45 a.m. Press and
Radio Conference for Mr. Richard Egan will be held in rooms which
12:30 p.m. Luncheon at
Oglethorpe Hotel honoring Richard Egan, star of "A View from
1:00 p.m. Ritz Theatre
will open its doors and start showing short subjects prior to the
2:00 p.m. Mr.
make personal appearance on the stage at the Ritz, later
2:45 p.m. Mr.
appear on the stage at the Colored Theatre Police escort must be
3:30 p.m. Mr.
be escorted to Savannah by Charles G. Day, Earle Holden, and
*The Gould Motor Company is furnishing a "Thunderbird" which will be used for Mr. Egan in riding from the Airport to the Oglethorpe Hotel in Brunswick. Enough cars must be furnished for the following people: Harry Ballance, Jimmie Gillespie, Paul Wilson, E.E. Whitaker, and Roy Avey, who are arriving with Mr. Egan.
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