Way Back When: Movie Folks Come to Town

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Way Back When: Movie Folks Come to Town
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(Image: Photo Play, August 1919)

By Betsy J. Green

Several prominent Hollywood personalities were seen in and around our fair city this month. One was movie star Douglas Fairbanks who was here with Montecito residents Mr. and Mrs. William Gibbs McAdoo. McAdoo was the former head of the U.S. Treasury. He called his friend Fairbanks to help him film a home movie. The cameraman with the cap is Victor Fleming, who later directed “Gone With the Wind.”


Betsy's Way Back When book -- 1918 -- is now available in local bookstores and at Amazon.com. This is the fifth book in her series of the history of Santa Barbara, one year at a time. Learn more at betsyjgreen.com​

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