Golden Gate International Exposition 1939-1940

Golden Gate International Exposition 1939-1940

CAPTAIN JACK GLICKEN

 - Notes by Lew Baer


The 1930s was Jackís grandest decade. In 1934 andí35 he was chief of police at the Midget Village at the Panama-California International Exposition in San Diego, and in New York the 32 inch 65 pounder married all 400 pounds of Mildred Monte. He spent much of 1938 in Hollywood working on a film that was to receive lasting worldwide acclaim. Jack was one of the 120 uncredited Munchkins in The Wizard of Oz. 1939 was perhaps his greatest year when the film was released and he reprised his role as police chief of the Midget Village but this time at the GGIE on Treasure Island in the middle of San Francisco Bay. Here he could be seen along with the Headless Girl, an octopus wrestler, and naked ladies in cowboy boots.

From the collections of Jack Daley and Lew Baer

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"San Francisco Celebrates"
Postcard Image Gallery:

1. Great White Fleet
1908

2. Portola Festival
1909

3. California Adm. Day
1910

4. Pan. - Pac. Int. Expo.
1915

5. Golden Gate Int. Expo.
1939-1940

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