Wednesday, December 4, 2013

More Funny Business on the Iverson Ranch

With it's magnificent rock outcroppings, rugged chaparral, and oak tree studded landscape Chatsworth's Iverson Movie Ranch, and it's 25 miles of scenic chase roads was the perfect back drop for the antics of such comedy greats as Abbott and Costello, Bob Hope, Lucille Ball and Marjorie Main.

Over several decades dozens of delightful comedies were lensed on the Iverson Ranch.  Included here is a second list of a few of my favorites... 

Son of Paleface (1952) - Bob Hope, Jane Russell, Roy Rogers and Trigger (Iverson Ranch) Paramount

Fancy Pants (1950) - Bob Hope, Lucille Ball, Bruce Cabot and Jack Kirkwood (Chatsworth Trains) Paramount

Mexican Hayride (1948) starring Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Virginia Grey and Luba Malina (Iverson Ranch) Universal

The Wistful Widow of Wagon Gap (1947) starring Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Marjorie Main and Audrey Young (Iverson Ranch) Universal

The 30 Foot Bride of Candy Rock (1959) starring Lou Costello, Dorothy Provine, Gale Gordon and Jimmy Conlin (Iverson Ranch) Columbia

Abbott and Costello Meet the Keystone Kops (1955) starring Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Fred Clark and Lynn Bari (Iverson Ranch) Universal

Ma and Pa Kettle Back on the Farm (1951) starring Marjorie Main, Percy Kilbride, Richard Long and Meg Randall (Iverson Ranch) Universal

The photo above was taken just west of the old Chatsworth train depot shot during a scene in Abbott and Costello Meet the Keystone Kops (1955)

In another post we'll have a look at the Three Stooges and their Iverson Ranch adventures.

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