Category Hollywood

Articles about Hollywood of the desert and the Motion Pictures and Television Productions that took place in Pioneertown.

Dec. 1, 1948 featured image

Pioneertown Is Becoming
Hollywood Of Westerns

These places will be used as movie sets, and in between are propped real false-front sets imported from Hollywood. The towns 300 pre-Hollywood residents will get in the act, too. The barber who runs the “Klip ‘N Kurl” place will play barber for “Cisco Kid.” The town electrician will work the klieg lights; the Red Dog bartender will act movie bartender.
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.
Johnson's Hollywood featured image

Johnsons Hollywood

Aside to pedestrians: PIoneertown, the new Hollywood for western films near Palm Springs, has a law set down by movie star president Russell Hayden. You can't drive your car on the main street. It's unpaved, will remain that way, and only for horses and people.
Apr. 21, 1949 featured image

Hollywood Film Shop

Taking movies on location is so big a business that a new town has spread up to handle it. A bunch of Hollywoodities run a clearing in the desert called Pioneertown where the chief thoroughfare is "Mane Street," the hay barn is a sound stage and half the buildings are false fronts.
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