In 1928 in Jacumba – then still a thriving resort of California – William Wellmann shoots “Beggars of Life” with Louise Brooks. It tells in his memoirs filming and difficult three weeks she spent there will be housed with the team at Jacumba Hotel. Competition from other destinations like Palm Springs, a small town famous waters gradually decline and be forgotten. Partially destroyed by fire in 1983, the Jacumba Hotel will remain in ruins until 1991 before being almost completely shaved.
Read the full article in the French version of L’Oeil.