Location Filming in the Alabama Hills

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Overview
Forged from glaciers and sacred to Native Americans, the mountains, boulders, and rocks of the Alabama Hills mirror landscapes found all over the world. A scenic three-hour drive from the Hollywood sign, this location would prove to serve as the place to make movies. Early Hollywood studios sent location scouts to the area after hearing stories shared by travelers, and the rest is movie history. Over 500 films have completed shooting here, including silents, A movies, B Westerns, serials, sci-fi, film noir, television shows, and commercials. Tom Mix, Errol Flynn, John Wayne, William Boyd, Clayton Moore, Lucille Ball, Roy Rogers, Natalie Wood, Humphrey Bogart, Steve McQueen, Russell Crowe, Jamie Foxx, and many more have all scrambled amongst the terrain in the Alabama Hills.
Details
ISBN: 9781467131315
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
Date:
State: California
Series: Images of America
Images: 175
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Author
Author Charles Michael Morfin is a film historian, docent at the Lone Pine Museum of Film History, and president of Film Noir Tours. He has appeared at various film festivals and enjoys restoring vintage cars. Taken from his private collection, the images found in this book will share the history of the area and the stories of being on set. One will almost be able to hear the clapboard while reading Location Filming in the Alabama Hills.