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Way Back When in Santa Barbara, Mesa Memories, & Silent Movies Made in Montecito


Moving Picture World, December 4, 1920

Montecito, California subbed for numerous locations around the world in the dozens of silent movies that were filmed there. In the 1920 movie "Earthbound," this community represented a location not of this world. After World War I, there was an increased interest in spiritualism resulting from the millions of deaths caused by the war and the influenza pandemic.

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