The Jack Perrin papers span the years 1919-1960 (bulk 1920s-1930s) and encompass 1.3 linear feet. The
collection is composed exclusively of scenarios and scripts for around thirty films in which Perrin
appeared, including nine Universal shorts and one serial.
Jack Perrin was an American actor active in film from 1917 to 1961. His family moved to Los Angeles in
the early 1900s and Perrin appeared in several two-reel Triangle Komedies at Mack Sennett Studios in
1917. After World War I, Perrin appeared in his first feature, TOTON (1919). Over the next twenty years
he appeared in more than a hundred Westerns, Western serials, and Western featurettes. Among his films
are BLIND HUSBANDS (1919), THE LONE HORSEMAN (1923), THE WATER HOLE (1928), and THE WRONG ROAD (1937). As
a character actor, Perrin appeared in dozens of films, including THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME (1939), A
DOUBLE LIFE (1947), SUNSET BLVD. (1950), GIANT (1956), and FLOWER DRUM SONG (1961). Before he retired in
the early 1960s, Perrin appeared in character roles in episodic television.
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