Santa Cruz County History - Films

On Location in Santa Cruz County


Hands Across the Sea: Shooting on Location

Hands Across the Sea: Shooting on Location

This photograph shows the movie set on Moore's Beach (Natural Bridges State Park.) The Evening News reported:

"Fifteen or twenty South Sea natives, dressed in native garb, brightly hued, have been employed for the past two days in giving atmosphere to the village life. Hundreds of Santa Cruzans in automobiles and on foot have been attracted to the scene to watch the work of the company which is most interesting. Earl Metcalf and Myrtle Lind, leading man and leading lady, were shot in several "desert island" scenes yesterday."
Santa Cruz Evening News, February 17, 1923, p.10

Source: This photograph is from the Santa Cruz Photograph Collection in Special Collections, University Library, University of California, Santa Cruz. It is the property of the Regents of the University of California and may not be used in any way without the express permission of the University Library. Used here with permission.

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