The Golden Stallion. Pioneertown's new restaurant serving the best in Chinese food as well as top steaks and the like, is proving a tour-end spot for many Villagers out for a ride.
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.
"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."
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.
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.
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.
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.