Santa Cruz County History - Films


Full Text Newspaper ArticleSanta Cruz Evening News. Oct. 3, 1928. p. 2

FILM COMPANY RETURNS SOUTH AFTER SHOOTING SCENES HERE


Completing the shooting of film scenes in the redwood park district, the motion picture troupe of some 30 stars, directors, extras, cameramen and props, checked out of Santa Cruz today to return to the FBO Hollywood studios.

The directors and landscape men were particularly pleased with the locations and believe that "The Amazing Vagabond," the title of the picture, will be replete with natural scenic exteriors.

Excellent Shooting

Glenwood station and in the Big Basin were devoted to most of the scene shooting. Virgil Miller, chief cameraman, stated that the scenes were the best for the work he has taken this year, far outdoing anything in southern California or Arizona for beauty.

Bob Steele, western star, who portrays the leading role in the film, and Tom Lingham, also a star of the cast, were just as enthused with the settings as Miller. Lingham was here five years ago when Tom Mix was being starred in pictures featured by redwood scenery.

The film aggregation has been in Santa Cruz eight days, during which time they stopped at the Hotel St. George.

Copyrighted by the Santa Cruz County Sentinel. Reproduced by permission.