"Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime"-MARK TWAIN
Monday, January 21, 2019
Lone Pine, California
For the past few years, I’ve wanted to visit the Alabama Hills near Lone Pine, California. From what I had read it was a beautiful area, and was also the scene of over four hundred movies, as well as thousands of commercials since the 1920’s. They were actually filming a new vehicle commercial today, with the new model covered by a custom fitted cover till filming time. Most of the movies were westerns, beginning in 1920 and ending in 2012 for the most part. The movie Museum is where one should start their visit. From Fatty Arbuckle, Randolph Scott, William Boyd, to John Wayne; they all filmed here. Following are a jumble of pictures I took inside with my point-n-shoot camera. It didn’t take long for my brain to become overloaded, and I missed some of it for sure. If you ever visit the area, don't miss it.
TV shows filmed in the area
Hopalong Cassidy, the most beloved Cowboy of all. He sponsored everything from milk and ice cream to savings clubs at your local bank.
I’m still having to use blogger to post, so I’m not sure how this is going to come out in the end…..jc