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On Location in Santa Cruz County is an extensive list of films shot entirely or partially in Santa Cruz County, ... [Read more]

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In the 1910's and '20's, audiences around the world were both mesmerized and thrilled by a new technology that put ... [Read more]

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Today the Miss California Pageant emphasizes its scholarship program, countering protesters who call the pageant a cotillion of debutants, wearing too much makeup and showing too much skin.

Some of those same complaints were lodged against the Miss California Pageant when it originated in Santa Cruz in 1924. It ..." [More]

Excerpted from Too Much Makeup, Too Much Skin: Pageant Protests Go Back to 1924 by Ross Eric Gibson