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


Images: Moving Picture World, August 1, 1914; House & Garden, January 1906

A Floating Japanese Summer House

I was very happy to be able to match up a scene from the "Flying A" silent film called Nancy's Husband with a photo of the floating Japanese summer house at the old estate in Montecito, California called Riso Rivo. (This estate no longer exists.)

The movie was released on June 9, 1914. It was only about 10 minutes long, but the location used for the movie was much admired by reviewers. "The scenes are most gorgeous and pleasing to look upon." – Motion Picture News, June 30, 1914

No copies of this film are known to exist.

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