Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Meanwhile back at the ranch -- Indians Hills (Range Rider, Scoop and Center Rocks)

Center Rock (as it appears today) is enclosed in a trash area

'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 earlier posts we've looked at the better known "Rock Stars" that habitat in the Indian Hills Mobile Home Village.  There are three other formations that aren't as well known, but are worth knowing about.

They are Center Rock (called that because it was more or less in the center of sheep flats), Scoop Rock (also known as Jump Rock) which is in the maintenance yard and cannot be visited today, and Range Rider Rock which is completely obscured today by mobile homes and overgrown landscaping.  Range Rider Rock was just north of Mushroom Rock and takes on a different appearance depending on the camera location.

Center Rock filmography:

Call the Mesquiteers (1938) starring Robert Livingston,  Ray “Crash” Corrigan, Max Terhune (Iverson Ranch) Republic 

Pioneer Days (1940) starring Jack Randall (lobby photo above) (Iverson Ranch) Monogram

Rocky Mountain Rangers (1940) starring Robert Livingston, Raymond Hatton and Duncan Renaldo (screenshot above) (Iverson Ranch) Republic

Scoop Rock aka Jump Rock filmography:

The Perils of Nyoka (1942) aka "Nyoka and the Tigermen" starring Kay Aldridge, Clayton Moore, Lorna Gray (screenshot above) (Iverson Ranch) Republic

The Phantom Rider (1946) starring Robert Kent (screenshot above) (Iverson Ranch) Republic

Zorro's Fighting Legion (1939) starring Reed Hadley (screenshot above) (Iverson Ranch)(Burro Flats) Republic

Range Rider Rock filmography:

Adventures of Captain Marvel (1941) starring Tom Tyler and Frank Coghlan Jr. (Iverson Ranch) Republic

Corpus Christi Bandits (1945) starring Allan Lane (photo above) (Iverson Ranch) Republic

Fighting Frontier (1943) starring Tim Holt (screenshot above) (Iverson Ranch) RKO
Radar Patrol Vs Spy King (1950) starring Kirk Alyn, Jean Dean, Anthony Warde (Iverson Ranch) Republic Ch 10

The Return of Wild Bill (1940) starring Bill Elliott (a great screenshot--above--shows the entire formation) (Corriganville) (Iverson Ranch) Columbia
"The Roy Rogers Show" (1951) TV Series Vol 3 starring Roy Rogers  (Iverson Ranch) 

Shut My Big Mouth (1942) starring Joe E. Brown (movie still above) (Iverson Ranch) Columbia
Wagon Wheels Westward (1945) starring Bill Elliott (Iverson Ranch) Republic

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