Tuesday, January 28, 2014

George E. Middleton Weds Miss Michelena -- January 28, 2014

George Middleton, a San Francisco automobile dealer, married  musical comedy actress Beatriz Michelena in San Francisco in 1907.  She left the stage for while, then returned in 1910.  In 1912, Middleton, son of a famous family in the lumber business, founded the California Motion Picture Company in San Rafael, north of San Francisco.  At first he made promotional films for his auto business, but in 1914 he began to produce dramatic features starring his wife.  Salomy Jane still survives and is very impressive.  Most of the CMPC movies were destroyed in a fire. 

Marriage Comes as Sequel to Romance of School Days

George E. Middleton Weds Miss Michelena

A romance, dating back to school days, had a happy culmination yesterday afternoon, when Miss Beatriz Michelena became the bride of George E. Middleton, a prominent automobile dealer of this city. The ceremony was performed by Judge Thomas F. Graham at the residence of Mrs. Phillip
McGovern, 232 Devisadero street. Only relatives and a few friends of the couple were present. Miss Margaret McGovern, a lifelong friend of the bride, acted as bridesmaid. William H. Middleton, a brother of the bridegroom, was best man.

After the ceremony a wedding supper was served, at the conclusion of which the couple left for Los Angeles, where they will remain a few weeks before returning to this city.

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