Categories
Development Hollywood

Wild West Not So Wild In
Town Built For Westerns

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.

Categories
Hollywood

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.

Categories
Hollywood

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.

Categories
Development Hollywood

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.

Categories
Development Hollywood

Pioneertown, Realtors’ Version of Old West,
Becomes Movie Producer’s Horse Opera Center

The entrance to the village as a sign “Pioneertown Is This-A-Way.” Next sign: “Horseless carriages Aint Aloud on Mane St.” Even producer Kranse discreetly parks his Cadillac off the dirt street.

Categories
Hollywood

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.

Categories
Hollywood

Desert Search For Autry Horse’s Double

A posse of airplanes, sheriff’s officers and cowboys is scouring the desert near Pioneertown for the double of actor Gene Autry’s horse Champion.

Categories
Hollywood

Boys Rewarded For Horse-Tracking Job

All efforts to locate the horse, which was wearing a $5,000 saddle and bridle, had failed until the boys trailed him for five hours through the San Bernardino mountains

Categories
Hollywood

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.

Categories
Hollywood

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.