Santa Cruz County History - Films


Full Text Newspaper ArticleSanta Cruz Daily Surf. Oct. 18, 1917. p. 8

POSING AS MOVIE ACTOR


Luther McQuesten, printer and publisher of the far famed fig leaf edition of the Boulder Creek Echo, is now devoting a portion of his time as a moving picture actor and with his close resemblance to Charley Chaplin is likely to be heard from. In order to enact certain roles, the printer publisher now sports a clean shaven face, with only side hat strap ornaments and goatee whiskers to deceive his looks.

Luther's originality to accomplish anything he undertakes is on the regular pay roll of the company headed by Beatrice Michelina. According to Hiram Rollins, Mr. McQuesten is now occupying private apartments at Poverty Flat, the scene of the first film play produced in Boulder Creek.

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