San Juan Capistrano is located near the coastline in Orange County. One of the California Missions is there and was used in early filmmaking.
"The Two Brothers" (Biograph 1910) Directed by: D. W. Griffith. Cast: Arthur Johnson, Mary Pickford.
"For the Soul of Rafael" (Equity Pictures 1920) Directed by: Harry Garson. Cast: Clara Kimball Young.