Making Movies in St. Augustine, Florida

By Thomas Graham, author of Silent Films in St. Augustine   As I did research for my book Mr. Flagler’s St. Augustine, I frequently ran across newspaper stories about movie companies taking scenes in St. Augustine. It occurred to me that this would be a great topic for a book. To my surprise, once I … Continue reading Making Movies in St. Augustine, Florida

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Silent Films in St. Augustine

“This richly detailed book tells the story of early filmmakers’ adventures in St. Augustine and captures the excitement of their moviemaking escapades.”—Kathryn Fuller-Seeley, coauthor of One Thousand Nights at the Movies: An Illustrated History of Motion Pictures 1895–1915 “Very few people have any idea that St. Augustine played any role in early film history. This … Continue reading Silent Films in St. Augustine

Celebrate St. Augustine’s 450th Birthday with Great Reads and Events

St. Augustine will celebrate its 450th birthday over Labor Day weekend with fireworks, street parties, live entertainment, re-enactments and commemorative ceremonies. To add to these festivities, University Press of Florida recommends reading three books highlighting the unique and historical features of America’s Oldest City:  Hotel Ponce de Leon, Walking St. Augustine, and Mr. Flagler’s St. … Continue reading Celebrate St. Augustine’s 450th Birthday with Great Reads and Events