Jack Case was an American rodeo trick rider and Hollywood stuntman popular in the 1930s. This collection includes correspondence
and records regarding Case’s personal and business life, photographs, and promotional materials for rodeo shows, including
his performing horse Rex.
Willard Luna Case was born on September 3, 1902 in Edneyville, North Carolina to Joseph Fielding Case and Mary Jane Lyda Case,
who also had two daughters in 1905 and 1908. Willard left home at the age of 12, and was gone for years. Case returned to
visit his home as a young man, sharing stories of performing with traveling rodeo shows. Having always disliked the name Luna,
Willard had started going by the name Jack. For the rest of his life, he used the name Jack or J. W. Case, but some family
members always referred to him as Willard.
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