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Uploaded 10/20/2023

SCV in the Movies Premiere ‘Lost in the Stratosphere’

This “novelty thriller” is yet another great example of movies with Santa Clarita connections, hosts Bill West and E.J. Stephens present the 1934 film Lost in the Stratosphere featuring shots of our very own Placerita Canyon. They also bring on a pair of film historians, Maria Elena del las Carreras and Jonathan Kuntz, to talk about Oscar-award-winning actor Hattie McDaniel’s role and her importance in the world of media entertainment.

Sit back and enjoy this funny adventure flick that travels between the Dakotas and Placerita Canyon and see where it ends up!


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