Here's what the Iverson Movie Ranch obsession is all about ...

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Thursday, June 24, 2010

This little boy's blue about Man in the Moon

"The Yellow Rose of Texas" (1944)

Here's an oddity from the Roy Rogers/Dale Evans movie "The Yellow Rose of Texas." There's no mystery about where this shot was taken — the camera is just north of Garden of the Gods on the Lower Iverson, looking south toward Stormtrooper, the round-topped rock near the left side of the screen. But where that near-perfect "Man in the Moon" crescent came from, right in the middle of the shot, who knows? I've been all over that area and haven't seen it.

Here's the same shot as above, with Man in the Moon pointed out to make it easier to see.

Another version of the same "Yellow Rose of Texas" shot, with a few other Iverson Movie Ranch features noted — along with details about which features have survived and which have been destroyed. Sadly, "Man in the Moon" is NOT among the survivors.

Here's a detail shot of Man in the Moon, which I've saved from the days when I didn't know how to annotate photos. It may still be easier for some readers to see it in this format.

If you're interested in seeing more of this sort of thing, click here to check out the "Tricks of Light" thread. For more about Man in the Moon, try this one.

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