Santa Cruz County History - Films



On Location in Santa Cruz County
Chronological List of Films: 1971 — 1980

Compiled by Ann Young

 


This list contains the titles of films which were shot entirely or partially in Santa Cruz County, California. The year in front of the film title is the release date. If that date was not found, then the shoot date is given. Each title is followed by a listing of local newspaper articles, with links to the full texts of many articles from the 1910's and 1920's.

(1971) Harold and Maude

Mentioned in a historical context:

Chatenever, Rick. "Movie Success No Overnight Sensation." Santa Cruz Sentinel, July 25, 1980, p.15

Jensen, Lisa. "On Location In Santa Cruz." Good Times, July 9, 1981, pp.14-15

Christie, Dana. "Lights! Camera! Santa Cruz!" Visitors Guide, July 23-August 5, 1982, p.9

Miscellaneous references:

Beebe, Greg. "Making Films In Paradise." Santa Cruz Sentinel, April 18, 1980, p.13

The Internet Movie Database

(1975) Escape to Witch Mountain

Note: The film is based on the novel of the same name by Alexander Key. Film was shot in 1974.

Detailed Discussions:

Anderson, Bruce. "Walt Disney Crews Come To Felton, Attract Crowds." The Valley Press, May 1, 1974, p.1; photographs on p. 5

Mentioned in a historical context:

Chatenever, Rick. "Movie Success No Overnight Sensation." Santa Cruz Sentinel, July 25, 1980, p.15

Christie, Dana. "Lights! Camera! Santa Cruz!" Visitors Guide, July 23-August 5, 1982, p.10

Miscellaneous references:

(1976) The Entertainer (TV)

Note: The film is based on the play of the same name by John Osborne.

Mentioned in a historical context:

Chatenever, Rick. "Movie Success No Overnight Sensation." Santa Cruz Sentinel, July 25, 1980, p.15

Jensen, Lisa. "On Location In Santa Cruz." Good Times, July 9, 1981, pp.14-15

Burnson, Patrick. "Straight Shots." Visitors Guide, July 23-August 5, 1982, p.11

Miscellaneous references:

Righetti, Don. "Lemmon Loves His '40's Role." Santa Cruz Sentinel, July 30, 1975, pp.1-2

Lovejoy, Bill. "Everybody Is A Star." Santa Cruz Sentinel, August 10, 1975, p.13

The Internet Movie Database

(1978) The Word (TV)

Note: The film is based on the novel of the same name by Irving Wallace.

Mentioned in a historical context:

Chatenever, Rick. "Movie Success No Overnight Sensation." Santa Cruz Sentinel, July 25, 1980, p.15

Miscellaneous references:

(1979) Tilt

Note: Film was shot in 1977 and 1978.

Detailed Discussions:

Pollock, Dale. "$2 Million Motion Picture to Be Made in Santa Cruz." Santa Cruz Sentinel, August 16, 1977, p.13

Pollock, Dale. "Production Begins In SC On Feature Film 'TILT'." Santa Cruz Sentinel, October 28, 1977, p.22

Stein, Ruthe. "A Hot Little Star With Lots Of Cool." San Francisco Chronicle, November 21, 1977, p.16

Pollock, Dale. "'Tilt' Levels Off SC Production Schedule." Santa Cruz Sentinel, December 16, 1977, p.17

Mentioned in a historical context:

Chatenever, Rick. "Movie Success No Overnight Sensation." Santa Cruz Sentinel, July 25, 1980, p.15

Jensen, Lisa. "On Location In Santa Cruz." Good Times, July 9, 1981, pp.14-15

Christie, Dana. "Lights! Camera! Santa Cruz!" Visitors Guide, July 23-August 5, 1982, p.10

Miscellaneous references:

"Goodbye, 'Tilt'." Santa Cruz Sentinel, December 21, 1977, p.2

Beebe, Greg. "Making Films In Paradise." Santa Cruz Sentinel, April 18, 1980, p.13

The Internet Movie Database

(1980) Black Leather Jackets and Choppers

Note: Film was released around 1980.

Miscellaneous references:

Beebe, Greg. "Making Films In Paradise." Santa Cruz Sentinel, April 18, 1980, p.13


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