Category Hollywood

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

May 1, 1949 - The Times Herald

Town Built For Western Film Scenes

The latest movie moviemaker the Pioneertown people enticed there was Gene Autry, who usually flies hundreds of miles to find backgrounds for his Columbia westerns. They persuaded him Pioneertown looked just as good as Arizona and was considerably closer.
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Rivals Get Together

Just to prove that all isn't knives in the back out Hollywood way. Gene Autry is filming practically all of his current film, "The Cowboy and the Indian," at Pioneertown, Calif. Roy Rogers owns a good slice of the place.
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Village Builds Airstrip for Film

Notified that Autry wanted to fly his entire company there from Hollywood to film "The Cowboy and the Indian." in nearby Pioneertown, citizens of Yucca Village, purchased Army surplus landing strip section and in one day laid an S-shaped strip each runaway 3000 feet long.
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Gene Autry Finds Ideal Locale

Like all America, Pioneertown has a history, starting point in its development. In the case of this little old West town, the idea was born when Dick Curtis, a cowboy actor discovered that the country it is around what is now Pioneertown afforded the perfect setting for the making of western movies.
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Jimmie Fidler In Hollywood

Some miles from Hollywood, and in one of the most torrid districts of southern California, is Pioneertown, a village built especially to serve the producers of western pictures. On the outskirts of the village is a huge billboard which used to read: "Live Here and Live Longer." After toiling there for a week in the Republic film, "Daybreak," Law Ayres borrowed a paint brush and a can of paint and added a single line to that sign. It now bears, below the original slogan, the sarcastic comment, "It only SEEMS longer!"
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Town For Producers

On the outskirts of Pioneertown is a huge billboard which used to read: "Live Here and Live Longer." After toiling there for a week in the Republic film, "Daybreak," Lew Ayres borrowed a paint brush and a can of paint and added a single line to that sign. It now bears, below the original slogan, the sarcastic comment, "It only SEEMS longer!"
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