Saturday, March 6, 2010

See Santa Cruz in the Movies II

Here is another interesting vintage newspaper advertisement. It promotes a film being shot in the Santa Cruz area. The ad dates from May, 1928.

It's not known which film was in production (perhaps you, dear reader, might know?), but what can be gleaned from this clipping is that the Fox Film Corporation was involved. Fox was in Santa Cruz "making the greatest Rural Comedy of the year." Some 70 well known stars were in attendance.


Oh, and by the way, their will be music and singing by the Fox Famous Hawaiian Orchestra. Along with laughs, thrills, excitement and $75.00 in Cash Prizes.

1 comment:

  1. I'm going to take a guess at this one:

    THE FAMILY PICNIC, (1929) the first two-reel Fox Movietone all-talking comedy...

    http://encyclopedia.jrank.org/articles/pages/2086/The-New-Entertainment-Vitamin-1928-1929.html

    There's also an earlier film with the same title in 1926.

    http://www.imdb.com/find?s=all&q=the+family+picnic

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