“Forgotten Hollywood”- Paramount Ranch Ablaze…

Posted on November 10, 2018 by raideoman1 | No Comments

Manny P. here…

“`The National Park Service that oversees the famed Paramount Ranch in Agoura, CA has confirmed that the Western Town portion of the facility has burned down.  It was immediately in the path of the fast-moving Woolsey Fire, which has increased to 14,000 acres.

“`The site south of the 101 Freeway has been a locale for famous movie and television shoots since Paramount Pictures first leased the ranch in 1927. For twenty-five years, a who’s who of Hollywood have practiced their craft at Paramount Ranch, such as director Cecil B DeMille and actors Bob Hope, Gary Cooper, Claudette Colbert.  The Adventures of Marco Polo went into production at the site in 1938. Sandra Bullock is a current movie star who has worked on the ranch set.

“`In the 1950s, Western Town was built for television programs, including The Cisco KidGunsmoke,  Have Gun Will Travel, The Rifleman, Bat MastersonThe X-FilesThe Dukes of Hazzard, and Dr. Quinn Medicine Woman were filmed there, as well as The Mentalist, Weeds and Hulu’s Quickdraw. It was recently used as a set for the first and second seasons of HBO’s Westworld.

“`On a personal note, my parents had to evacuate their Thousand Oaks home threatened by fire. My sister, who also lives in the area, is not under mandatory evacuation. I am in contact with my family throughout this crises.

Until next time>                               “never forget”

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