Luncheon Itinerary
Oglethorpe Hotel

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
Of the Premiere Showing of "The View from Pompey's Head"
And Luncheon Honoring Richard Egan
November 4, 1955

November 5, 1955

10:45 a.m.    Those who will meet Mr. Egan will be at the Oglethorpe Hotel promptly at
                    10:45 a.m.  Check on plane.

11:20 a.m.    Plane will arrive at Airport and will be met by Chamber of Commerce officials,
                    theatre executives, the Mayor of Brunswick and the Chairman of the Glynn
                   County Commissioners, together with police escorts.*

                    As Richard Egan reaches the steps of the Oglethorpe Hotel, the Pirates of the
                    Spanish Main will conduct a short raid.

11:45 a.m.    Press and Radio Conference for Mr. Richard Egan will be held in rooms which
                    have been provided for this "Press Party".  A total of ten press and radio
                    representatives will interview Mr. EganMr. Darby will see that refreshments
                    are provided at this time, if necessary.

12:30 p.m.    Luncheon at Oglethorpe Hotel honoring Richard Egan, star of "A View from
                    Pompey's Head".  Luncheon to be attended by representatives of all civic
                    clubs and by City-County, Chamber of Commerce and Theatre
                    representatives.

1:00 p.m.    Ritz Theatre will open its doors and start showing short subjects prior to the
                  Premiere showing.

2:00 p.m.    Mr. Egan will make personal appearance on the stage at the Ritz, later
                  circulating among those milling in lobby or in front of theatre.

2:45 p.m.    Mr. Egan will appear on the stage at the Colored Theatre Police escort must be
                  provided for this visit.

3:30 p.m.    Mr. Egan will be escorted to Savannah by Charles G. Day, Earle Holden, and  
                  Sam Flowers, and police escort should be provided to the County line.

*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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