PASSAGES



Janet Meyer
Librarian
1921-2007
Janet Meyer
Librarian
1921-2007

Janet Meyer passed away quietly on Friday, April 20, 2007 after a courageous bout with cancer. She was 85.

Meyer got her start in the motion picture industry by working in the film division of the War Department. She then began her teaching profession, teaching English in Sioux Falls and Phoenix from 1945 to 1952. But it was her love of film––and her need of a job––that brought her to Hollywood to work for Jack Wrather Productions. There, she embraced being one of the few female film editors in Hollywood.

Soon afterward, in the mid-50s, Meyer began to show signs of deafness. She continued to edit until 1954, when her loss of hearing caused a move to the film library at what is now CBS Radford Studios. She worked for Four Star Entertainment on The Rifleman and The Big Valley, as well as Hawaii Five-O and Gunsmoke. She managed the library until the day she retired.

Her short retirement ended in the fall of 1983, when Meyer opened Cameo Film Library, which was started in a small office space on Burbank Boulevard, with boxes of film from On Golden Pond, and various other TriStar Pictures. By the time Cameo was sold in 2001, it represented the film library for MGM, Columbia, TriStar, Morgan Creek and other studios.

Meyer is preceded in death by her daughter Marilyn Chielens, and her husband of 52 years, Norman Meyer. She is survived by her son Andrew Meyer, and his wife Marcia; three grandchildren–– David DeSantos, Scott Wilson, Christina Campbell and her husband Justin––and one great-grandchild, Grace Campbell.

Meyer touched thousands of lives with her charismatic zest for life. She will be lovingly missed. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be sent to the following charities in memory of Janet Meyer: Hospice of the Valley (www.hov.org), the House Ear Clinic Foundation (www.hei.org) and the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (www.leukemia-lymphoma.org). Services were held at Mount Sinai Memorial Park on Tuesday, April 24, 2007.


Robert V. Moore
Picture Editor
1913-2007

Robert V. Moore
Picture Editor
1913-2007

Robert Vincent Moore passed away on April 23, 2007, surrounded by his family at San Simeon by the Sound Nursing Home in Greenport, New York. He was 93 years old. Moore was born in Los Angeles, California, on August 18, 1913 to Homer and Charlotte (Bolanger) Moore.

In 1935, Moore took a job as a Red Arrow messenger to gain entrance to the otherwise closed-to-the-public lots of the major Hollywood studios. Eager to work in the business and refusing to take “no” for an answer, he was ultimately assigned a job in the script department at Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. He then began working in the film editorial department where he was employed for the next 13 years.

During World War II, Moore served as a glider pilot with the United States Army Air Corps. Upon completion of his military service, he returned to the editorial department, remaining with MGM until 1954, when he left to edit the television show The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet. In addition to MGM, Moore also worked for 20th Century-Fox and Paramount Studios. A member of the Motion Picture Editors Guild and the American Cinema Editors (ACE), he edited a number of programs, including Starsky and Hutch, Dobie Gillis, I Spy, That Girl, Gilligan’s Island, The Andy Griffith Show, The Odd Couple, Laverne and Shirley, Good Morning World, The Good Guys, The Tim Conway Show, Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C, The Bill Dana Show, The New Phil Silvers Show, The Brady Brides and The Love Boat––for which he was nominated for an Emmy Award. Moore also has to his credit the feature film Blood of Dracula.

Before retirement and his move to New York, Moore resided in Los Angeles near his daughter, Michele Thyne. In 1979, he and his wife Florence (Ratkus) and daughter Charlotte moved to Shelter Island, New York, to be near Florence’s family and to raise Charlotte.

Moore was an Eagle Scout and a member of the American Legion. He enjoyed collecting classic cars, flying planes, boating and attending annual National World War II Glider Pilot reunions around the country.

Moore is survived by his wife Florence, daughters Michele of Lugnano, Italy and Charlotte of Stony Brook, New York. A mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at Our Lady of the Isle Church on Shelter Island, New York, on April 27, 2007. Interment with military honors followed at Our Lady of the Isle Cemetery.


In Memoriam

Jeffrey L. Bushelman
Sound Editor
(July 5, 1944 – May 16, 2007)
40 years as a member

Owen C. Gladden
Picture Editor
(December 16, 1919 – September 24, 2005)
62 years as a member

Robert J. Kopka
Assistant Editor
(April 12, 1912 – February 26, 2005)
50 years as a member

James Lyons
Picture Editor
(October 18, 1960 – April 12, 2007)
5 years as a member

Henry D. “Bud” Molin
Picture Editor
(May 26, 1925 – May 21, 2007)
63 years as a member

Timothy O’Meara
Picture Editor
(April 22, 1943 – May 16, 2007)
37 years as a member

Robert N. Reese, Sr.
Assistant Editor
(November 12, 1908 – April 4, 2007)
70 years as a member

James G. Williams, Jr.
Re-Recording Mixer
(December 20, 1945 – August 27, 2006)
41 years as a member

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