Lone Pine: Where the Real West Becomes the Real West
From the 1920s into the 1960s, Lone Pine was Hollywood’s favorite place to shoot Westerns. Just about everyone who starred in a western worked regularly in Lone Pine: Gene Autry, William Boyd (Hopalong Cassidy), John Wayne, Randolph Scott, Audie Murphy, Roy Rogers, Gary Cooper—the list goes on and on. Also, many popular television series from the 1950s and 1960s filmed near Lone Pine—The Lone Ranger, Have Gun Will Travel, Wagon Train, and Bonanza among many. Hollywood also found the Alabama hills a perfect landscape for adventure movies with “foreign” settings such as Gunga Din King of the Khyber Rifle, and more recently, Iron Man. In addition, ‘the rocks’, as locals call them, have figured in Gladiator, Dinosaur, two of the Star Trek movies, and various commercials.
This 15 minute short film; Lone Pine: Where The Real West Becomes The Reel West, is a perfect start for your Lone Pine Museum experience and your adventure into its ‘back lot’, the Alabama Hills. Thousands of visitors have enjoyed this little film and its ending melody from the Statler Brothers’ “Whatever Happened to Randolph Scott?” resonating with the visual memories of their youth.
Now, this video is available for your own personal collection for just $9.99.
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