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Santa Cruz County History - Films
On Location in Santa Cruz County
Just Squaw: Beatriz Michelena and Andrew Robson in Scene
This scene from "Just Squaw" was shot in Boulder Creek. The adults are actors Beatriz Michelena and Andrew Robson. The two little girls were local children, Anne Locatelli (l.) and Shirley Cress Gleason (r.) They are wearing dresses that their mothers made for them to wear in the film. The director wanted their clothes to appear old and dirty so he smeared mud on their new dresses. The bandage on Anne Locatelli's foot is there for a genuine reason. She had hurt her foot several days prior to the shooting.
Source: The photograph belonged to Anne Locatelli. This copy is from the Barbara Giffen collection, History Archives, Museum of Art and History at the McPherson Center, Santa Cruz, California. It is the property of the Museum of Art and History and may not be used in any way without the express permission of the owner. Used here with permission.
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