Way Back When: The “Flying A” was Flying High in Santa Barbara in 1914

Image: Santa Barbara Morning Press, September 13, 1914 title=
Image: Santa Barbara Morning Press, September 13, 1914
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By Betsy J. Green

The folks from the “Flying A” studio were filming in various locations such as stores on State Street, the Channel Islands, and all around the county and beyond. Many interior scenes were also shot in the company’s large glass studio. The studio was located on the northwest corner of Mission and Chapala streets. A few of the original buildings still remain, most notably the building shown in the top left of the photo.


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Lucky 777 Sep 27, 2020 09:26 AM
Way Back When: The “Flying A” was Flying High in Santa Barbara in 1914

The studio actually filled the whole block from Chapala to State Street along Mission, and my business on State Street just up from the corner of Mission is on the part where the giant glass-roofed building used to be. Garrett's restaurant on the corner has lots of photos on the walls of those days. https://www.luckyfish.com/flying-a-studios

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