Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Meanwhile back at the ranch -- Nyoka Summit

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 about the Iverson Movie Ranch see:

In an earlier post I described Nyoka Cliff (top left above) which was an often seen as a background in the movies.  Nyoka Cliff is just east of Redmesa Road, and a couple hundred yards north of Santa Susana Pass Road in Chatsworth, California.  It lies within the Garden of the Gods park (the only remaining portion of the Iverson Movie Ranch with public access).

If you actually take the time to climb to the top of Nyoka Summit you'll be in for a wonderful surprise.  The views to the north, south, and west are extraordinary.  There is a natural bathtub as seen in the photo above.  And, you'll immediately become aware why the movies used it for dramatic fight scenes.

Nyoka Summit is featured in the following movies:

Blazing Across the Pecos (1948) starring Charles Starrett (Iverson Ranch) (photo above) Columbia

The Crimson Ghost (1946) starring Charles Quigley, Linda Stirling and Clayton Moore (Iverson) (screenshot above) Republic

The Fighting Seabees (1944) starring John Wayne, Susan Hayward and Dennis O'Keefe (Iverson) (photo above) Republic

Gunmen of Abilene (1950) starring Allan Lane (Iverson Ranch) (photo above) Republic

The Perils of Nyoka (1942) starring Kay Aldridge, Clayton Moore and Lorna Gray (Iverson) (lobby card photo above) Republic

The Real Glory (1939) starring Gary Cooper, David Niven, Andrea Leeds (Iverson) (photo above) Samuel Goldwyn Co.

The San Antonio Kid (1944) starring Bill Elliott (Iverson Ranch) (photo above-GOTG in background) Republic

Zorro's Black Whip (1944) starring George J. Lewis, Linda Stirling and Lucien Littlefield (Garden of the Gods, Iverson Ranch) (screenshot above) Republic

I'm sure I've overlooked many more movies, but these are the few that I've recorded.

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