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

SILENT MOVIES MADE IN MONTECITO

Image: Nacion [Chile], December 9, 1917

In 1915, Santa Barbara's "Flying A" studio produced its hugely popular series The Diamond From the Sky. Portions of the 30-episode series were filmed in Montecito, California and were seen in theaters as far away as Chile, although it apparently took years to reach them.

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