"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.

Stunt equipment.

Stunt saddles.

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







  1. I really liked that museum and wish I'd visited at the beginning instead of end of my first visit to Lone Pine. Doesn't quite seem like the right time of year to be there right now.

  2. Great post on the museum and history of the area! If you don't mind I'll send you a email with some questions. I'm envious! Safe travels. Horst sends


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