Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Meanwhile back at the ranch -- Overhang Rock

Meanwhile back at the ranch is a continuing series about "rock stars" (landscape features) on the old Iverson Movie Location Ranch in Chatsworth, California.  For more information see: http://a-drifting-cowboy.blogspot.com/2011/10/iverson-movie-location-ranch-chatsworth.html

Overhang Rock wasn't one of the most significant features on the Iverson Movie Ranch, and it doesn't show up all that often.  It was, however, a pretty nifty rock that was used to hide behind as James Cagney is doing above in this still from The Oklahoma Kid (1939).  Overhang Rock and all its surrounding companions were bulldozed away when the Cal-West Townhomes were built in the 1980s

In the screenshot above, Charles Starrett--the Durango Kid--is about to hide from his pursuers in a scene from The Desert Horseman (1946)

This screen capture (above) from Land Beyond the Law (1937), shows Overhang Rock (lower left side) and its relationship to Crown Rock and "The Wall' running across the top of the photo.  Potato Rock is just visible in the top left corner.

In another screenshot (above) from Cheyenne Wildcat (1944), Bill Elliott as Red Ryder and his side kick Little Beaver are galloping on an east-west trail that passes Overhang Rock (right of Elliott, the lead horseman).

Finally, in the shot above from The Tiger Woman (1944), the bad guys are laying in wait behind Overhang Rock.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for commemorating one of the great lost Iverson rocks. That shot from Land Beyond the Law is just killer.

    A couple of those rocks are still around. In the Land Beyond the Law shot, the smaller rock immediately behind Overhang Rock, and the large rock to its right (in the center of the photo), are still there, sitting in between some condos.