Category Hollywood

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

Aug. 8, 1952 featured image

AH, TO BE a cowboy star!

He now owns a regulation plane but finds many towns he visits do not have airports. In addition, he hopes to keep the 'copter parked in his garage at the North Hollywood home so he can fly quickly to the Pioneertown location for his 52 TV films a year.
Oct. 29, 1952 featured image

Televiewing and Listening In with Sid Shalit

Pioneertown, whose normal population of 75 doubles when the Autry show personnel clutters up the neighborhood, is a tiny cluster of buildings in the baked Mojave desert, just 30 miles north of swanky Palm Springs, but about 60 years behind that ritzy resort. Autry finds the location ideal as background for his TV films because of the surrounding 80 acres which can duplicate the scenery of seven different western states. This, plus the fact the town itself looks like a, sure enough, cowboy town to fool Wild Bill Hickock.
Apr. 12, 1953 Featured image

Barton Joins Autry

Gregg Barton, Western heavy, has been signed for a character lead in "Last of the Pony Express," current Gene Autry starrer for Columbia being directed by George Archainbaud and produced by Armond Schaefer. This marks Barton's fifteenth appearance with Autry in the last four years. "Last of the Pony Express" is being filmed on location at Pioneertown.
Nov. 12, 1955

Earl Wilson

Miss Jackie Loughery made the jump from subway-riding to range-riding. Not long ago, Jackie was a model, toting her hatbox as she swung swivel-hipped through wild and woolly Manhattan shooting down wolves and fresh guys with a fiery glance or sharp word.
Jackie rides the range featured image

Jackie Rides The Range

Miss Jackie Loughery made the jump from subway-riding to range-riding. But long ago, Jackie was a model, toting her hatbox as she swung swivel-hipped through wild and woolly Manhattan shooting down wolves and fresh guys with a fiery glance or sharp word.
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