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Birds "Invade" Santa Cruz, California, by Santa Cruz Sentinel and Wally Trabing
The film, "The Birds", was directed by Alfred Hitchcock and was based on the story of the same name by ... [Read more]

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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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The following text is from a booklet issued by Wharton Film Classics, Inc. On the booklet's front cover, the company ... [Read more]

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Bret Harte in "The Movies", by Josephine Clifford McCrackin
Among the most sacredly guarded of my few treasures are two bound volumes of the Overland Monthly, the magazine that ... [Read more]

The Grand Theatre, one of the first movie theaters in Santa Cruz, was on Pacific Avenue, across the street from ... [Read more]

Santa Cruz's towering redwoods helped attract the fledgling movie industry to town and served as the backdrop for some of ... [Read more]

Santa Cruz's Nickelodeon movie theater will celebrate its silver anniversary with a film marathon Friday and Saturday [November 1994] after ... [Read more]

On Location in Santa Cruz, by Lisa Jensen
With Jane Seymour in the foreground, it's hard to pay attention to the background. But those of you who were ... [Read more]

For almost a score of years the town had slumbered in obscurity--and blessed contentment. Some time before that, it had ... [Read more]

The Pogonip, by Ross Eric Gibson
Today, as the city of Santa Cruz decides its fate, the famous Pogonip Clubhouse stands vacant on a panoramic site ... [Read more]

ZaSu Pitts: Actress 1898-1963, by Barbara Giffen
A career actress who successfully made the transition from silent movies to talking pictures to television, ZaSu Pitts appeared in ... [Read more]

ZaSu Pitts grew up in Santa Cruz. In her book, "Candy Hits" she recalled... [Read more]

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Prepared by C. McK. Laizure,
Mining Engineer of the California State Mining Bureau

The burning of lime is one of the earliest industries established in Santa Cruz County, the first lime kiln having been built in 1851 by I. E. Davis and A. P. Jordan. This afterwards became ..." [More]

Excerpted from Mineral Survey of Santa Cruz County - Lime by C. McK. Laizure