Episode 16

The Original Girl in the Well

Historian Bill Deverell joins the Alta podcast to discuss the 1949 San Marino “girl in the well” story. Bill details of this historic piece of California history and explains how little Kathy Fiscus’ fall into a well changed the course of modern media.


Read Deverell’s feature on Kathy Fiscus from Alta’s Spring 2019 Issue, complete with vintage photos from the scene around the well.