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


Image: Motion Picture Magazine, April 1916

The Highest Bid


Sultry Charlotte Burton starred in The Highest Bid, which was filmed in one of the mansions in Montecito in 1916. One reviewer wrote, "The Highest Bid is based on a story of love and high finance, the scenes of which stretch all the way from Wall Street to the Sierras." – Motion Picture News [New York, New York], July 8, 1916


She plays a young woman who lacks marketable skills, and is shopping around for a rich husband. [Spoiler alert – she actually finds two.]

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