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Movies & Million-Dollar Mansions, and Silents on the Islands


Image: Paramount Pep, November 6, 1922

On December 4, 1922, the movie Ebb Tide was released. Much of the movie had been filmed on California's Santa Catalina Island.


"Transportation . . . required traveling over the water in a hydro-aeroplane. Scenes on land included a reproduction of the waterfront at Papeete, Tahiti . . . On the water there was a dramatic scene in which a 330-foot schooner was burned . . . The octopus fight and scenes of pearl-diving are . . . under water through the use of a diver in a diving suit and a diving bell holding the cameraman." – Motion Picture News, September 30, 1922

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