The Valley of the Moon

Release date:1914

Location(s):
  • Point Lobos
  • Carmel

Description:

Myrtle Stedman and Hobart Bosworth; directed by Bosworth; an early silent movie; shown in Monterey in November 1914; scenes filmed at various local sites, including the old abalone cannery at Point Lobos and in and around Carmel.

The Birthmark

Release date:1912

Location(s):
  • Monterey County

Description:

One-reeler. Destitute, the grief-stricken man decides to go west to build up a fortune. His little babe in arms he leaves on the door-step of a mansion. The child has a birthmark on its arm. A thief picks it up from the door-step and takes it home, and his childless wife adopts it.

Hotel Del Monte

Release date:1897

Location(s):
  • Monterey

Description:

Thomas Edison Co.; short film; may have been among the earliest films ever available for public showing; released in October 1897 along with another Peninsula-made film, "Surf at Monterey."

Surf at Monterey

Release date:1897

Location(s):
  • Monterey

Description:

Thomas Edison Co.; short film; may have been among the earliest films ever available for public showing; released in October 1897 along with another Peninsula-made film, "Hotel Del Monte."