Televiewing and Listening In with Sid Shalit

Pioneertown, whose normal population of 75 doubles when the Autry show personnel clutters up the neighborhood, is a tiny cluster of buildings in the baked Mojave desert, just 30 miles north of swanky Palm Springs, but about 60 years behind that ritzy resort. Autry finds the location ideal as background for his TV films because of the surrounding 80 acres which can duplicate the scenery of seven different western states. This, plus the fact the town itself looks like a, sure enough, cowboy town to fool Wild Bill Hickock.