Tag archives: Chaplin

All Inn
By Richard Mineards   |   November 15, 2018

Montecito Inn owners Dewayne and Kathy Copus, fittingly celebrated the charming Coast Village Road hostelry’s founder, silent film star Charlie Chaplin, for a 90th anniversary bash in the  bijou ballroom, which was festooned with film posters, photos, and paintings of the Little Tramp for the At the Speakeasy beano. Guests were welcomed with a 1951 […]

In-Tents Situation
By Richard Mineards   |   October 11, 2018

A large tent had been erected to protect the 420 guests at the sold-out 16th Gold Ribbon lunch for the Teddy Bear Cancer Foundation at the Biltmore from the blazing sun, but it served an entirely different purpose when the heavens opened, deluging the tony beachside hostelry in a rare rainstorm. Silent auction items had […]

Little Tramp a Big Deal for Ballet
By Steven Libowitz   |   October 4, 2018

The choreographers behind State Street Ballet’s season-opening world premiere, Chaplin, had no idea that Charlie Chaplin had a major Montecito and Santa Barbara connection, the silent-film icon having had a hand in the building of the Montecito Inn in 1928, and marrying Oona O’Neill here in 1943. All they knew was that not only did […]