Category Hollywood

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

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Old West Lives

The Old West isn't dead yet. It has recently had a re-birth in the founding of a real, old frontier town, Pioneertown by name, that will stand as a living monument to the West that was.
Sept. 30, 1949

Switch On An Oldie

Switch On An Oldie Hollywood, Cal. (AP)–The sign on the outskirts of Pioneertown, Cal., read “Live Here and Live Longer.” until Lew Ayres came along. After “Daybreak” locationed a week at the hot desert resort. Lew scribbled beneath the slogan,…

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Harvey in Hollywood

We have our picture in the current issue of Saturday Evening Post (issue of Jan. 28).. in color too! In the layout for pictures for H. Allen Smith’s article on Pioneertown, Just Like The Movies the cowboy leaning on the hitching rail in front of the newspaper office is Harvey. The pictures were made while we were up in the desert making “Girl From San Lorenzo,” a Cisco Kid western.
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Harvey in Hollywood

“The Marshal of Gunsight Pass,” starring PIONEERTOWN’S president, RUSS HAYDEN bowed in on KCEA-TV, and Variety called it… “high caliber live western fare.” The show was by far the best local production we have seen and should have a happy future.
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Harvey in Hollywood

Hi Neighbor! This week we talk about movies and the people who make them. DANNY KAYE, who left SAM GOLDWYN to sign with the Warner Brothers, is now tearing up his contract and leaving the Burbank lot. He has made only one of the five pictures his contract called for, but the break has been called amicable. It’s our bet that DANNY forms a company of his own for indie production.

Autry Pic Comic Drews Same Spot in Vidfilms

Pat Buttram, who plays comic lead in Gene Autry's feature-length Columbia releases, has been set for same slot in Autry's half-hour video films which get underway at Pioneertown tomorrow (10). Autry will make six of the films first. These will be submitted to Phil Wrigley and CBS for approval. If okayed, he'll me 46 more.
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Harvey in Hollywood

Hi Neighbors! By the time you read this we will be up in the far reaches of the Joshua Desert around Pioneertown, the movie-set where people live. we ride that-away with GENE AUTRY to make two of his television westerns and as usual we’ll be doing a bad old meanie. So next week we’ll give you a report on what really happens when a picture company goes on location. If we can get some of the beauty of the desert and the action of the picture down on paper, it should be fairly interesting reading… so plan on dropping around then will you?
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