A setting for many motion pictures and television features, Pioneertown has been created expressly to provide an authentic-appearing Western town. While some of its buildings are only false fronts, others are real and contain shops, restaurants and the like to serve the needs of visitors.
A group of desert boosters went before the Board of Supervisors recently, favoring a new trail on the desert side of the San Bernardino mountains. Located in remote country, it would run from the California Riding and Hiking Trail at Coon Creek Jump-Off to Pioneertown.
The reason for not driving on Mane Street is that it might be hired out that day to a movie company, for Pioneertown is in reality a movie set inhabited by people. It was established in 1946 by Dick Curtis, a heavy of the silent hoss opera. Some 300 citizens moved in, and each agreed to build a business with a Western front.
Some of Hollywood's most famous actors slept here, sometimes through their vast scenes. The Cisco Kid series was made in Pioneertown and Gene Autry live here from 1948 to 1950 while making Annie Oakley. For the Judge Roy BeAn television series the village was altered to look like Langtry, Tex. All told, the front face of pioneer town has appeared in some 200 films, In its salad days 3000 visitors flooded the town on weekends, filtering in and out of the saloons and restaurants along Mane street.
Should anyone know of a boulevardier without a boulevard, the local main street is for hire at $25 a day. In this home of the hoss opera, however, it is called Mane street. There is a big sign as you drive in from the desert hills and it says “Please do not drive on Mane street.” This is sort of a one-yak town.
PIONEERTOWN, Calif.—Should anyone know of a boulevardier without a boulevard, the local main street is for hire at $25 a day. In this home of the hoss opera, however, it is called Mane st. There is a big sign as you drive in from the desert hills and it says, “Please Do Not Drive on Mane St.” This is sort of a one-yak town.
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