Santa Cruz County History - Films

Full Text Newspaper ArticleSanta Cruz Sentinel-News, Morning Edition. July 21, 1925. p. 8


Boulder Creek, July 20 (Special)--A good many spectators were present along Boulder Creek last Friday and witnessed a thrilling scene in the making of a movie. It was a spectacular dive from a high bank into the creek made by Miss Helen Bruneau. William Desmond was in a canoe below, supposedly wounded and unconscious. Beside him was Eileen Sedgwick, attempting to steer the boat with a broken paddle. As it swung into the rapids just above the dam, the girl figure above, clad as an Indian maiden, dove from her pinnacle into space. There was a splash and then she came up, grabbed the canoe as it neared the dam and towed it to shore. It was an act which made the spectators gasp and one which should make a thrilling scene on the silver screen when shown. It was carried out by the actors of the Universal Film Company, who are making a picture in this region.

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