Santa Clarita Valley, The (Then and Now)

Born in 1987 because the international locations first new urban with a inhabitants more than 100,000, Santa Clarita, California, has a desirable heritage that stretches again to the rugged Wild West period. Hollywood recreates this background in Santa Clarita and its surrounding valley, to the pride of motion picture lovers all over the world.

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In 1936, Hickson moved the units miles north, growing what's identified this day because the Melody Ranch movie Studio. the unique website, now known as Golden Oak Ranch, was once bought through Walt Disney in 1959. The Western city used to be recreated yet later changed by means of this new glossy backlot in 2010. the ultimate scenes of the silent period have been shot on Sierra street close to Agua Dulce for the belief of Charlie Chaplin’s epic comedy smooth occasions (1936). the following, Chaplin (right) and Paulette Goddard walk down the heart of the road in the course of the film’s penultimate scene. The hill within the heritage appears to be like an identical this present day, and the l. a. County fireplace Station No. eighty one, situated at 8710 Sierra street, is found close by. The film’s ultimate scene was once additionally shot on Sierra road, miles to the north. In August 1935, silent monitor comedian Charlie Chaplin, with Paulette Goddard at his aspect, walked down this lonely stretch of Sierra road on the end of contemporary occasions (1936). The movie used to be shot approximately a decade into the talkie period, yet Chaplin shunned giving voice to his iconic personality, “The Little Tramp,” fearing that language could rob him of his common charm. the location on Sierra road at Wallace Canyon highway appears approximately exact this present day. Stagecoach (1939) was once the Western that made John Wayne a celebrity. The movie, which follows a gaggle of stagecoach tourists who're pursued by way of adverse Indians, was once shot in different destinations, together with Newhall’s Beale’s reduce, simply south of Sierra street. Beale’s reduce used to be a well-liked filming situation for Stagecoach’s director John Ford. Ford had hired the spot on display a couple of times formerly, together with in 1923’s 3 Jumps forward (see again disguise) and the subsequent yr in his transcontinental railroad epic, The Iron Horse. Monogram photos’ Lawless Code (1949) starred making a song cowboy Jimmy Wakely. This scene exhibits a stickup occurring open air of the Walker Ranch cabin, that is this day came across subsequent to the parking zone for Placerita Canyon nation Park. For years, Monogram filmed such a lot of its Westerns a brief distance away at Monogram Ranch. at the present time, the valuables is called Golden Oak Ranch, that's owned via the Walt Disney corporation. the outlet credit of Frank Sinatra’s mystery unexpectedly (1954) indicates downtown Newhall from the nook of today’s major and industry Streets having a look south. This movie follows the tried assassination of the U.S. president at a teach station within the fictional city of without notice. Frank Sinatra performs the executive murderer, however the actual superstar of the movie is town of Newhall, which doubled for town unexpectedly. making a song cowboy celebrity Gene Autry bought Melody Ranch in 1952 and used the vintage Western city as a heritage for dozens of Westerns for either the large reveal and tv. The previous picture exhibits the empty major road of Melody’s Western city within the Nineteen Fifties. within the glossy picture, Christoph Waltz (left) and Jamie Foxx trip during the similar city in a scene from 2012’s Django Unchained. Dennis Weaver (left) and James Arness stroll down Newhall’s Melody Ranch in 1956, which, for numerous seasons, doubled for keep away from urban in Gunsmoke.

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