Friday, July 18, 2014

Chatsworth's Road to Movie Magic -- Part Two

Garden of the Gods

Arizona Cowboy (1950)
Belle Starr (1941)
Bengal Brigade (1954)
The Big Steal (1949)
Black Bart (1948)
China (1943) 
Dallas (1950)
Dead Man's Gold (1948)
Desert Gold (1936)
Desert of Lost Men (1951) 
Don Daredevil Rides Again (1951)
Escort West (1958)
The Fighting Seabees (1944) 
The Fighting Sheriff (1931) 
Fighting with Kit Carson (1933) 
The Flying Deuces (1939) 
Follow Me Boys (1966) 
The Gallant Legion (1948) 
The Gay Amigo (1949) 
Hands Across the Rockies (1941) 
The Harvey Girls (1946) 
Heldorado (1946) 
Hidden Valley (1932) 
King Richard And The Crusaders (1954) 
Law of the Canyon (1947)  
Little Big Horn (1951) 
Lucky Cisco Kid (1940) 
Lumberjack (1944) 
The Man from Colorado (1948) 
The Miracle Rider (1935) 
Mountain Rhythm (1939) 
My Pal Trigger (1946) 
Old Los Angeles (1948) 
The Paleface (1922) 
Pals of the Saddle (1938) 
The Perils of Nyoka (1942) 
The Phantom Plainsmen (1942) 
Phantom Valley (1948) 
The Renegade Ranger (1938) 
Return of the Badmen (1947) 
Riders of Death Valley (1941) 
Riders of the Rio Grande (1943) 
Rimfire (1949) 
Rio Grande Patrol (1950) 
Rocky Mountain Rangers (1940) 
Romance of the West (1946) 
Rough Riders of Cheyenne (1945) 
The San Antonio Kid (1944) 
The Silver Treasure (1926) 
Son of a Badman (1949) 
South of the Rio Grande (1932) 
Snake River Desperadoes (1951) 
Spoilers of the Plains (1951) 
Stagecoach (1939) 
Sun Valley Cyclone (1946) 
The Taming of the West (1939) 
Tell It To The Marines (1926)
Tennessee's Partner (1955)
The Terror of Tiny Town (1938)
They Died with Their Boots On (1941)
The Three Stooges Meet Hercules (1962)
Trailin' West (1936) 
The Trusted Outlaw (1937)
Unknown Valley (1933)
Utah (1945) starring Roy Rogers
The Valley of Vanishing Men (1942)
Wagon Wheels Westward (1945)
Wall Street Cowboy (1939)
Wee Willie Winkie (1937) 
Whistling Hills (1951)
White Eagle (1941)
Zorro Rides Again (1937)
Zorro's Black Whip (1944) 
Zorro's Fighting Legion (1939)

Saddle Rock (photo above) is southwest of Bathtub Rock and can be used to climb it.

Buster Keaton's Bathtub

Three Ages (1923)
Escort West (1958) 
Don Daredevil Rides Again (1951)
The Miracle Rider (1935)

Overlook Point (and camera mount) See Iverson Gorge in Part One

Batman Rock (on private property -- you'll need permission to enter)

Batman and Robin (1949)
In Old Cheyenne (1941)
The Plunderers (1948) 
Stagecoach (1939)
Heldorado (1946)
The Avenging Rider (1943)
Three Ages (1923)
Haunted Harbor (1944)

Saddlehorn Rock (on private property -- you'll need permission to enter)

Adventures of Frank and Jesse James (1948)
The Fighting Buckaroo (1943) 
Stagecoach Express (1942) 
The Miracle Rider (1935)
Guns in the Dark (1937)
The Trusted Outlaw (1937)
Atom Man vs. Superman (1950)
Young Daniel Boone (1950)

Stoney Point -- Chatworth's iconic logo

Stoney Point wasn't actually located on the Iverson Ranch, but it showed up in plenty of background scenes.

Riding Wild (1935)
Ghost Patrol (1936)
Desert Gold (1936)
Phantom Ranger (1938)
Great Stagecoach Robbery (1945)
The Crimson Ghost (1946)
Atom Man vs. Superman (1950)
King of the Bullwhip (1950)

A passion for American cowboy movies

Jerry England is a movie historian, cowboy folk artist, and photographer who, for the past dozen years, has researched and collected memorabilia associated with the movie locations in Chatsworth's Santa Susana Mountains. 

After making a 2007, guest appearance on the ReelzChannel Dailies program titled "Hollywood Was Here - The Iverson Movie Ranch" (Chris Meagher, Producer; Scott Conley, Host; Tracy Birdsell Photographer), he was urged to share his research and knowledge. 

Using movie stills, screenshots, and his own photographs he documented the unique landscape features that attracted filmmakers to Chatsworth a century ago, and has published two books about Chatsworth's filming locations:  Reel Cowboys of the Santa Susanas (2008) and Boulder Pass - Hollywood's Fantasyland (2010)

Jerry says, "Preserving the legacy of movie-making in the valley is one way of reminding folks of the indelible hoofprints horses have left on our landscape."

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