"The Golden Stallion" (1949): Scene filmed in what is now a cul de sac
The above shot is taken from the Roy Rogers movie "The Golden Stallion," in which the plot revolves around Roy's beloved horse Trigger being accused of killing a guy.
Along with a really sweet woodie, the shot showcases the Cul de Sac Crew, a rock feature on the former Upper Iverson Movie Ranch in Chatsworth, Calif. The tall triangular rock noted here is the feature's defining "character."
This shot comes from the TV show "The Adventures of Kit Carson," which aired from 1951-1955. The shot isn't the greatest picture quality, but the photo shows more of the Cul de Sac Crew, at top right. The episode "The Baron of Black Springs" premiered Aug. 9, 1952, early in the second season of "Kit Carson."
The Cul de Sac Crew, circa the 1930s
We get a good look at the Cul de Sac Crew in an old photo believed to be from the 1930s, around when the Iverson family purchased what would become the Upper Iverson.