Famous Places

Release date:1937

Location(s):
  • Monterey

Description:

Color film; includes footage of the stage melodrama, "Tatters, the Pet of Squatter's Gulch," at California's First Theater in Monterey; the theater was resurrected by Dene Denney and Hazel Watrous with the "Tatters" production, opening June 3, 1937, running three nights and being revived for another week in July; "Tatters" was filmed by Dick Bare, who may have been connected to a Carmel production company; a new color filming technique, given a trial run for "Tatters," was developed by Bare and his partner Bob Edgren, both "film nuts" who ran the Filmarte Theater in Carmel, which showed shocking films like "Ecstasy."