Historic Newspaper Archives

Dec. 1, 1948 - Tyler Morning Telegraph featured image

Producer Turns Desert Village Into Made-To-Order Movie Set

PIONEERTOWN, Calif, Nov 30. The Wild West not being so wild anymore, a Western movie company is turning this desert village into a permanent cowtown. This Hollywood version of the good, old days started out to be a resort for Western movie stars with millyuns. Even the stores of the tiny one-street town were built in old-fashioned Western style to make oatburner heroes feel right at home.
Dec. 1, 1948 featured image

Genuine Wild West Town
Springs Up in Desert

The Wild West not being so wild anymore, a Western movie company is turning this desert village into a permanent cowtown. This Hollywood version of the good, old days started out to be a resort for Western movie stars with millyuns. Even the stores of the tiny one-street town were built in old-fashioned Western style to make oatburner heroes feel right at home.
Dec. 18, 1948 featured image

Former Oceana Residents
Now Live in Pioneertown

"This is Hollywood version of the good old days," said a recent Associated Press story, "started out to be a resort for Western movie stars with millions. Even the stores of the tiny one-street town were built in old-fashioned western-style to me I'll burn euros feel right at home. Then the picture company discovered the place, least it and made it one to colossal movie set."
Jan. 6, 1949 featured image

Philip N. Krasne Establishes New Hollywood.

Philip N. Krasne, producer, has established a new Hollywood for western pictures--Pioneertown. One hundred and twenty miles from Hollywood. It has a studio, stage and $250,000 worth of sets purchased from the defunct Enterprise studios.
Jan. 23, 1949 featured image

Name Selected For Scout Area

Joshua Monument District was adopted as the official name of the new Boy Scout District of arrowhead area Council organized in this area. It includes the communities of Joshua Tree, Twentynine Palms, Pioneertown, Yucca Valley and Morongo valley.
Mar. 25, 1947 featured image

Pioneertown, 30 Miles Away,
Will Revive Early Days

A new road to Pioneertown, the final phase of a scenic highway which brings Bear Valley about 55 miles from Palm Springs is now open. Pioneertown, the new old west town in the San Bernardino mountains, is only 30 miles from the Village by way of Indian avenue and a panoramic scenic road.
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