The Old Mill still stands, although it is now on private property.
Mack Sennett brought the cast and crew to the location for production of the short film.
Here’s an excerpt from the book Mack Sennett’s Fun Factory by Brent Walker:
Tramp Hogan, with his bum “valet” Dunn, dreams he is living the life of royalty in an 18th century setting but is awakened by farmer Haye’s pitchfork.
In addition to the Old Mill, the film’s locations included the Grecian pergola…
…and rustic bridge.
I haven’t found a clip online of Hogan’s Aristocratic Dream. I hope it’s not lost to the ages!
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Ann Erdman is happily retired after decades of loyal service to the City of Pasadena as Public Information Officer. Her blog can be found at AnnErdman.blogspot.com.