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MOVIE LOCATIONS



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Above is a lobby card from STAGECOACH (1939) showing the stage and cavalry troop ... with Monument Valley as the backdrop. Monument Valley was a favorite of director John Ford and is located on the border of southeastern Utah and northern Arizona.



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Above, Wild Bill Elliott as Red Ryder restrains Robert 'Bobby' Blake as Little Beaver in this lobby card from CALIFORNIA GOLD RUSH (Republic, 1946). The background is the "cave set" on the Republic studios lot.


Have received a lot of e-mails asking for a webpage about movie locations and exterior locations used in the B western and serial. Below are a variety of links for you to visit and enjoy. Did you find a movie location website not listed below? If so, please shoot the Old Corral webmaster an e-mail with the link address.




Movie Location Books:

Click HERE and a separate window/tab will open with some book covers and details.


Websites with Info on various Movie Locations:

The most extensive website is Jerry Schneider's Movie Making Locations Guide. Go to Jerry's site first: http://www.movielocationsplus.com/

Corriganville fans can visit Jerry's updated and expanded site on Ray 'Crash' Corrigan's movie ranch by clicking on: http://www.corriganville.net/

Victor A. Medina has a movie locations website with some good info and nice images on Red Rock Canyon, Vasquez Rocks, Bronson Canyon, the Walker Ranch, lots more: http://www.moviesites.org/

Author Jerry England has a website about movie locations and ranches in the Santa Susana Mountains, which includes Iversons, Brandeis Ranch, Bell Ranch, Corriganville, more: http://a-drifting-cowboy.blogspot.com/

Andrew J. Klyde has a website devoted to the BONANZA TV show. One of the sections on his website includes many photos of exterior movie locations: http://ponderosascenery.homestead.com/locales.html

Kipp Teague's RetroWeb has photos and info on various studio lots and exterior locations: http://www.retroweb.com/tv_studios_and_ranches.html

Wikipedia has a webpage - along with many webiste links - on various movie locations: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Movie_ranch


Websites with Info on a specific Movie Location:

One of the later movie locations is Apacheland in Apache Junction, Arizona. Movie and TV shows were filmed there from the mid 1950s through the mid 1990s: http://www.apacheland.com/

A website on the Columbia Ranch, the original back lot for Columbia Pictures Studios (and which is now owned by Warner Bros.) is at: http://www.columbiaranch.net/intro.html

Adam R. Jones has a website on the Warners Ranch (formerly the Columbia Ranch) and this link will take you to a page with various photos of buildings and houses primarily from TV shows: http://www.1164.com/ranch/photos/index.html

There's extensive coverage on the Iverson Movie Ranch at the blog which is done by Dennis Ronald: http://iversonmovieranch.blogspot.com

Richard J. Schmidt has authored "A Field Guide To Motion Picture Locations At Red Rock Canyon". Red Rock Canyon State Park is in the Mojave Desert and has been used in many A and B grade films, including the old B western. His website contains some photos, film lists, etc. http://www.redrockcanyonmovies.com/

Westerns done in Sedona, Arizona include John Wayne's TALL IN THE SADDLE and Gene Autry's THE STRAWBERRY ROAN. The Sedona Monthly Online website has several articles on these and other films in their "Sedona Gone Hollywood" section: http://www.sedonamonthly.com/gonehollywood/

The Rancho Simi Recreation and Park District webpage on Corriganville Park is at: http://www.rsrpd.org/park/corrignavilleparkandtrail/corrignavilleparkandtrail.html

Stephen Lodge has a personal website which includes info and great photos on various TV shows and films: http://www.authorsden.com/ae/mytitles.asp?AuthorID=12206. Lodge's Behind The Scenes website is located on Jerry Schneider's Movie Locations Guide: http://www.movielocationsplus.com/bts/index1.htm

Lone Pine, California was the backdrop in a variety of westerns starring Jack Hoxie, John Wayne, Robert Mitchum, Ken Maynard, others. And many of the Paramount Hopalong Cassidy adventures were also filmed there: http://www.lonepinefilmhistorymuseum.org/index.php?option=com_joodb&view=catalog&Itemid=31

There's some photos of John Ford and Monument Valley at: http://www.tcf.ua.edu/Classes/Jbutler/T440/FordIllustrations.htm

The Hollywood Studio Tour website has some photos and info on the studios and production companies: http://www.gmrnet.com/studio.html

More info on the Hayden/Pioneertown location is at: http://desertgold.com/ptown/hayden.html

The Santa Clarita Valley History in Pictures is a large website devoted to films in the Newhall area, including Melody Ranch and more: http://www.scvhistory.com/scvhistory/scvhistory.htm#list

That Santa Clarita Valley History in Pictures website has a large section on Newhall, California and the Melody Ranch / Monogram Ranch movie location:
http://www.scvhistory.com/scvhistory/sg032903.htm
http://www.scvhistory.com/scvhistory/melody.htm

Kern Valley, California was the location site used on a variety of films and serials: http://www.kernvalley.com/filmsite/

Information on films shot in Wyoming (such as several of the early Tim McCoy westerns) is at Walt's Wyoming (Film) site: http://www.theastrocowboy.com/, and a listing of films shot in Wyoming is at: http://www.theastrocowboy.com/Mlist/mlist.htm




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When Tim McCoy was at MGM in the late 1920s, the film company went on location to the Wind River Reservation area near Lander, Wyoming to film WAR PAINT (1926). Above is a photo of the "Indians galloping across the Wind River". This footage was used again in McCoy's END OF THE TRAIL (Columbia, 1932). And it became one of the most used pieces of 'stock footage' and can be seen in dozens of westerns and serials including:
THE SINGING VAGABOND (Gene Autry, Republic 1935)
PAINTED STALLION (Republic, 1937, 12 chapter serial)
OVERLAND EXPRESS (Buck Jones, Columbia, 1938)
ROLL WAGONS ROLL (Tex Ritter, Monogram, 1939)
OREGON TRAIL (Universal, 1939, 15 chapter serial)
PRAIRIE SCHOONERS (Bill Elliott, Columbia, 1940)
PIONEERS OF THE WEST (Three Mesquiteers, Republic, 1940)
LAWLESS PLAINSMEN (Charles Starrett, Columbia, 1942)
FRONTIER FURY (Charles Starrett, Columbia, 1943)
THE LAW RIDES AGAIN (Trail Blazers, Monogram, 1943)
THE SCARLET HORSEMAN (Universal, 1946, 13 chapter serial)
INDIAN TERRITORY (Gene Autry, Columbia, 1950)
APACHE COUNTRY (Gene Autry, Columbia, 1952)
SON OF GERONIMO (Columbia, 1952, 15 chapter serial)
BLAZING THE OVERLAND TRAIL (Columbia, 1956, 15 chapter serial)
WILD DAKOTAS (Bill Williams, Associated, 1956)
There's a photo of the Shoshone Indian village and the Wind River area at Jerry Schneider's Movie Locations Guide website: http://www.movielocationsplus.com/LWRIVER.HTM.




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For many years, B western baddie Jack Ingram (above) had a movie location ranch. You'll find more info on Ingram and his ranch in the Villains & Supporting Players section on the Old Corral.


(Courtesy of Ken Jones)



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