Category Development

Pioneertown was founded in 1946 by a group of Western actors who had been several plans to develop the land surrounding Pioneertown and make it a resort.

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Pioneertown New Resort For Work Weary Actors

Movie stars who want to get away from it all have usually done that escaping in space and taken off for Malibu, Palm Springs or Europe. Recently these seeking folks have discovered another dimension. They've gone back in time, too, to a place called Pioneertown. a desert mountain resort where, according to its enthusiasts, "the old west lives again."
Golden Stallion Pioneertown featured image

Golden Stallion Pioneertown

Golden Stallion has made Pioneertown famous for finest Chinese food in the state. There is plenty to see at Pioneertown besides this outstanding eating place. The entire town is built for shooting motion pictures. Buildings have been copied from original old west streets. The Golden Stallion is open every day in the week except Monday, 12 noon to 10 p.m. - 11 p.m. Saturday nights.
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On Auction Block
A Dream Goes Haywire

Pioneertown, once the dream of movies to reproduce the western scene goes on the auction block today, Dec. 17. Here's a chance to buy a whole town and revise its former glory as a replica of old West when pounding hoofs on main street and shots from the Red Dog marked its gay career.
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