Shooting has wrapped at Corriganville on the Quentin Tarantino movie "Once Upon a Time in Hollywood," and a crew has begun tearing down the elaborate set, much of which was a re-creation of Manson-era Spahn Ranch.
The stone walls from Corriganville's old "Barn No. 2" stand alone again
The barn that was built largely inside the footprint of Corriganville's old "Barn No. 2" has been taken down — its walls can be seen stacked neatly in the background in this shot, waiting to be hauled away.
The "George Spahn house" at Corriganville — also to be removed (Jerry Condit photo)
Word is that the entire set will be removed, so early rumors that some of the buildings might be permanent have turned out to be just that — rumors. And false ones at that.
The "Spahn Ranch" motorcycle shop at Corriganville (photo by Cliff Roberts)
Since we're saying goodbye to the set, I'll round up some shots that came in during the last stages of construction. This one by Cliff Roberts shows the interior of the re-created Spahn Ranch motorcycle shop, and you can see the famous green Spahn Ranch stake bed truck in the background. (Click on these photos to see larger versions.)
Tarantino's 2018 version of the truck (photo by Jerry Condit)
The Tarantino production has closely matched not just the colors of the original truck, but most of the details.
Bird's-eye view of Corriganville's "Silvertown" from the filming era, looking southwest
This view of Silvertown, probably from the 1950s, includes the old hotel on the left.
The Tarantino set in mid-September
This shot was taken by Jerry Condit around the time the crew was putting the finishing touches on the Spahn Ranch set. The photo again shows the degree of detail that went into the production design.
Corriganville's back parking lot: It just doesn't have quite the same charm
Rock maze found in Corriganville's back parking lot
One fun thing did turn up in that back parking lot: a cool rock maze.
Damon Herriman (left) is playing Charles Manson (right)
I'm looking forward to the movie, mainly for the Corriganville set but also for the movie itself. I'm not familiar with actor Damon Herriman, who's playing Manson, but yeah, I can see how he might be able to pull off the look.
Tarantino's "Spahn Ranch" set a few weeks ago (Dennis Cohee photo)
If you would like to see additional photos and information about Tarantino's "Once Upon a Time in Hollywood" set at Corriganville, please click here to read our previous post about the project, from Sept. 15, 2018.
Early stages of construction on the Tarantino set back in August (photo by Cliff Roberts)
You may also want to read our first post about the set construction, from Aug. 25, 2018 — but note that at that time we thought there was a chance some of the buildings might be permanent.