(From Old Corral collection)
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.
(From Old Corral collection)
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:
Wikipedia has a webpage - along with many website links - on various movie locations: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Movie_ranch
Jerry Schneider's Movie Making Locations Guide: http://www.movielocationsplus.com/
Jerry Schneider's updated and expanded site on Ray 'Crash' Corrigan's Corriganville movie ranch: 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/studiobacklots.html
Websites with info on a specific Movie Location:
Moab, Utah has been a prominent movie location for decades ... and there's also the Moab Film and Western Heritage Museum:
Stephen Lodge writes about Pioneertown and Dick Curtis, Roy Rogers, Russell Hayden, and more: http://www.authorsden.com/visit/viewarticle.asp?AuthorID=12206&id=8415
More on Pioneertown, California: https://www.pioneertownsun.com/history/
Built initially for John Wayne's THE ALAMO, Alamo Village is located in Texas and was in operation from about 1960-2009: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alamo_Village
Columbia Ranch, the original back lot for Columbia Pictures Studios (and which is now owned by Warner Bros.): http://www.columbiaranch.net/intro.html
There's extensive coverage on the Iverson Movie Ranch at Dennis Ronald's blog: 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. Joe McNeill has a website on films shot in Sedona, Arizona and Northern Arizona: http://arizonaslittlehollywood.blogspot.com/
The Rancho Simi Recreation and Park District webpage on Corriganville Park is at: http://www.rsrpd.org/simi_valley/parks/corriganville_park.php
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. Lots of info at the Museum of Western Film History at Lone Pine: https://www.museumofwesternfilmhistory.org/
Photos of director John Ford and Monument Valley: http://www.tcf.ua.edu/Classes/Jbutler/T440/FordIllustrations.htm
Hollywood Studio Tour website has some photos and info on the studios and production companies: http://www.gmrnet.com/studio.html
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
Santa Clarita Valley History in Pictures website has a large section on Newhall, California and the Melody Ranch / Monogram Ranch movie location:
Kern Valley, California was the location site used on a variety of films and serials: http://www.kernvalley.com/filmsite/