A combination wild west resort and movie studio location site, to be known as "Pioneertown," was underway today on 13,000 acres of desert land near Twenty-Nine Palms.
The development called "Pioneertown" is on the eastern slope of the San Bernardino mountains, and complete sound stages and outdoor movie location.
Pioneertown Corp. recently organized by 17 members of the film business, bought 13,000 acres of desert land near Palm Springs as the site of a dude ranch and motion picture location. Project calls for sound stage, outdoor shooting spots and hotel accommodations for 300 guests.
A short-subject motion picture is being filmed at Pioneertown on Sunday, December 14, and many celebrities will be on hand for the shooting, including Roy Rogers, Dale Evans, the Sons of the Pioneers and many others. Special quarter-horse races and other rodeo events.
Bud Abbott has bought twenty acres of land at Pioneertown, the new desert resort near Palm Springs. He plans to build a swank dude ranch on the site.
Plans for the permanent location of a motion picture studio in Pioneertown, west of Twentynine Palm, we're disclosed at a meeting of the San Bernardino County board of supervisors by Dick Curtis, president and general manager of Pioneertown Inc.
Pioneertown, up in the San Bernardino mountains across the desert from Palm Springs is going to boom. It is a beehive of activity today with movie sets rolling in at better than a truck a day.
The Cisco kid has found a permanent home for himself and for his sidekicks. It's a brand-new community as communities go named Pioneertown, located in the San Bernardino Mountains some 125 miles southeast of Hollywood, and thereby hangs a tale. Founded more than a year ago by some young Californians as a mountain-desert resort, Pioneertown as all the advantages of superb mountain scenery, bracing desert climate and meet on untouched beauty of the region.
Producer Philip Krasne, committed to eight "Cisco Kid" features a year for the next three years to United Artists, announced today that the third and fourth in the series "Bold Bandido" and "The Darling Caballero" will go before the camera shortly in Pioneertown, the exclusive and real western city which will be the location of all future system films.
Pioneertown's great white father is producer Philip Kranse, who moved his company here for keeps to make "Cisco Kid" thriller. Now you can't tell where real life ends and the reel life begins.