Thursday, March 1, 2012

Rendezvous at Boulder Pass -- The Great Communicator

'Rendezvous at Boulder Pass' is a continuing series about "movie genres and characters" performed on the old Iverson Movie Location Ranch in Chatsworth, California.  For more information about the Iverson Movie Ranch see:  

Or see to find my books about Chatsworth movie locations: Rendezvous at Boulder Pass: Hollywood's Fantasyland - 2010 (ISBN: 978-0-615-21522-8) and Reel Cowboys of the Santa Susanas - 2008 (ISBN: 978-0-615-21499-3) by Jerry England, and published by Echo Press

Ronald Wilson Reagan (1911-2004) "The Great Communicator" was the 40th President of the United States, and served for two terms (1981 to 1989).  Before that he was the Governor of California from 1967 to 1975.  

Between the 1930s and 1950s he gained public recognition as a radio, television and film actor.  He served as president of the Screen Actors Guild (1947-1959).  Later during the 1950s he became the spokesman for General Electric (GE) which ultimately opened the door to politics for him.

Ronald Reagan was a skilled and avid horseman, and was often photographed riding on his California ranch (aka the Western white house) during his presidency.

Ronald Reagan's Santa Susana locations filmography (while limited) includes the following:

Code of the Secret Service (1939) starring Ronald Reagan (above right), Rosella Towne and Eddie Foy Jr. - Warner Bros.

Cattle Queen of Montana (1954) starring Ronald Reagan (above), Barbara Stanwyck and Gene Evans (Iverson Ranch) RKO

Cattle Queen of Montana (1954) publicity still (above) with Ronald Reagan and Barbara Stanwyck

Tennessee's Partner (1955) starring Ronald Reagan, John Payne and Rhonda Fleming (photo above)(Iverson Ranch) RKO

Tennessee's Partner (1955) movie still (above) of the fight scene between Ronald Reagan and John Payne

Another Tennessee's Partner (1955) movie still of Ronald Reagan (above)

"Death Valley Days (TV series)" 1965-1966

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