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Public Art in Santa Cruz, by Jessica Teeter
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Santa Cruz had art long before it had an Art League and a Gallery. [Read more]

The life size wax figures of Jesus and his disciples at the last supper were created by Harry Lisbon, plaster ... [Read more]

Cor de Gavere's early life had the aura of a tragic fairy tale. She was born in Java, where her ... [Read more]

Frank L. Heath courted Lillian Dake Storey during painting trips around Santa Cruz County back in the 1890s. [Read more]

The Santa Cruz Daily Surf reports on May 5, 1893 (p. 3) that: [Read more]

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Santa Cruz's towering redwoods helped attract the fledgling movie industry to town and served as the backdrop for some of the first westerns to portray cowboys as good-hearted, chivalrous pioneers.

Movies were only a penny arcade novelty in April 1896 when Thomas Edison debuted his projected "filmstrip" motion pictures ..." [More]

Excerpted from Hollywood Came to Santa Cruz: Huge Redwoods Seen as Western Backdrops by Ross Eric Gibson