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

SILENT MOVIES MADE IN MONTECITO

Image: Edson Smith collection, Santa Barbara Public Library
The All-Saints-by-the Sea Episcopal Church in Montecito was a stand-in for a church in Charles Dickens’ England in one early movie. The minister who gave permission for the 1914 film to be made at the church said he had never seen a movie, and had no wish to see the one made at his church!
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