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DESERT VILLAGE NOW MOVIETOWN
Company Makes Permanent Location

The entrance to the village has a sign, “Pioneertown is this-a-way.” Next sign: “Horseless carriages ain’t aloud on Mane St.” even Producer Krasne discreetly parks his Cadillac off the dirt street.

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Former Oceana Residents
Now Live in Pioneertown

“This is Hollywood version of the good old days,” said a recent Associated Press story, “started out to be a resort for Western movie stars with millions. Even the stores of the tiny one-street town were built in old-fashioned western-style to me I’ll burn euros feel right at home. Then the picture company discovered the place, least it and made it one to colossal movie set.”

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Name Selected For Scout Area

Joshua Monument District was adopted as the official name of the new Boy Scout District of arrowhead area Council organized in this area. It includes the communities of Joshua Tree, Twentynine Palms, Pioneertown, Yucca Valley and Morongo valley.

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New Town Provides “Location”

A bunch of Hollywoodites run a clearing in the desert 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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Hollywood

By Erskine Johnson Cafe with a heart: Abbott’s Backstage is the only restaurant in America where the owner gets clipped every day. The owner is comic Bud Abbott, who has been losing money on it ever since it opened. Reason he’s lost money is that any old-time friend who comes into town needing a job […]

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Land of Beauty Nestles East of
Southland’s Tallest Peak

Easterly from Mt. San Gorgonio, whose 11,485 feet make it the tallest mountain in Southern California, lies a vast and bewildering beautiful desert-mountain empire which curves like a horseshoe around the western end of the Little San Bernardino Mountains.

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At Local Theatres

When the Cisco Kid adventure films go into production, citizens of the area around Pioneertown, California, 125 miles from Hollywood, are always happy.
The most recent of these productions, entitled “Satan’s Cradle,” co-starring Duncan Renaldo as the Kid, and Leo Carrillo as Pancho, was completed a short while ago and will open Friday at the Capitol Theatre through United Artists release.

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Beauty On The Desert

This exciting trek through the Joshua tree desert region offers motorists and inspiring picture of grotesque plant formations, breathtaking vistas, old mines, got a palm tree awaits us and even a rustlers’ secret valley. Most striking is the areas natural, unsophisticated beauty which makes it truly a desert lovers delight.

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Tax Office Swamped By Movie Publicity Avalanche

A casual request for the address of Sarasota County taxpayer resulted in an avalanche of mail from that rugged rangeland of California where movie stars make cowboy films.

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Autry Stars 18th

Gene Autry’s 18th picture is “Silver Canyon,” a post-Civil War Western, which will be filmed near Pioneertown, California, beginning March 12. The producer is Armand Schaefer, who wrote and produced Aurty’s firm movie “Tumblin’ Tumbleweeds,” in 1934.