Movies for the Rest of Us with Bill Newcott: Movies Made on Catalina Island

Bill Newcott looks at some of the best movies made on Catalina Island, and reviews the latest theater flicks, including Gloria Bell, Greta, and Apollo 11.

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Can you name a movie made on Catalina Island? Bill Newcott shares some of his favorites. He also reviews the latest releases, including Gloria Bell starring Julianne Moore, Greta with Isabelle Huppert and Chloë Grace Moretz, and the must-see documentary Apollo 11.

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  1. Thanks for writing, Bob! At the other end of the island, at Two Harbors, many of Hollywood’s 1930s swashbucklers were made, plus the first Mutiny on the Bounty.

  2. An interesting video, Bill. I never knew about Catalina’s role as a locale in films going back to the silent era, and that it hasn’t been used (again) for 45 years. Marilyn’s connection to the island is fascinating. I’ll check that out the next time I’m there for a little ‘pretend’ trip to Europe on an off-season day or weekend. Way too cold these days though.

    The Apollo 11 film I’ll definitely want to see on the big screen, and maybe a couple of the others with friends on their large-screen TV in the near future.


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