Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Meanwhile back at the ranch -- Boots 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 about the Iverson Movie Ranch see: http://a-drifting-cowboy.blogspot.com/2011/10/iverson-movie-location-ranch-chatsworth.html

Boots Rock is a lesser known lower Iverson Ranch formation on the northern edge of the Garden of the Gods park.  To find it just follow the trail from Redmesa Road (west) toward the Garden of the Gods pinnacles.  The trail actually forks at the top, so if you turn north you'll walk right past Boots Rock (photo above).

Boots Rock is really the short name for 'They Died with Their Boots On' Rock.  It really isn't all that important unless--as I am--you are also a fan of the movie (They Died with Their Boots On (1941).

In the movie there's a scene where the Indians are spying on Errol Flynn's cavalry troop below them (screenshot above) from They Died with Their Boots On (1941) starring  Errol Flynn (Iverson Ranch) Warner Bros.

At the same time two cavalry scouts are perched on Three Ages Rock watching the Indians (screenshot above) from They Died with Their Boots On (1941)

Above is a movie still with Boots Rock in background as seen in Come On, Leathernecks! (1938) starring Richard Cromwell, Marsha Hunt, Edward Brophy (Iverson Ranch) Republic.  

The screenshot above is another look at Boots Rock as it appeared in The Perils of Nyoka (1942) starring Kay Aldridge, Clayton Moore and Lorna Gray (Iverson Ranch) Republic

The screenshot above is yet another look at Boots Rock as it appeared in Go West, Young Lady (1941) - Penny Singleton, Glenn Ford and Ann Miller (Iverson Ranch) Columbia.  Apparently they had built a ramp for the Indians to ride to the top of Boots Rock in They Died with Their Boots On.

The movie still above (from an unknown Durango Kid movie) shows Boots Rock behind the action with Charles Starrett.

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