In the mid-1920s, Jackie Coogan Productions purchased a cattle ranch near Campo, California, approximately fifty miles east
of San Diego, on behalf of child actor Jackie Coogan. The collection contains correspondence and financial documents related
to the operations of the ranch between 1924 and 1936.
John Leslie "Jackie" Coogan, the son of John and Lillian Dolliver Coogan, was born on October 26, 1914 in Los Angeles, California.
Coogan's parents were both seasoned vaudevillians: his father was a dancer and actor, and his mother was a stage performer
and former child star. At the age of four, Coogan made his first appearance on stage at a New York theater, where he earned
accolades for his charisma and stage presence. By the age of five, he began touring with his parents and became a regular
in their vaudeville circuit.
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