When Hollywood Came to St. Michaels The Filming of “The First Kiss” by James Dawson
When Hollywood came to St. Michaels in 1928, it was the biggest thing to hit the town since the British invaded the place in 1813. After the decision was made to film Tristram Tupper’s Saturday Evening Post story The Four Brothers, set in Talbot County, the
director was confident that the story could easily be shot in California. But when nothing was found in California that even remotely looked like the Chesapeake Bay, he decided to make the expensive 3,000-mile trek east to film the real Talbot County.
Movie poster for “The First Kiss.” 57