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

For an introduction to this blog and to the obsession a growing number of vintage film and TV fans have with the Iverson Movie Ranch — the most widely filmed outdoor location in movie and TV history — please read the site's introductory post, found here.
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• To find specific rock features or look up movie titles, TV shows, actors and production people, see the "LABELS" section — the long alphabetical listing on the right side of the page, below.
• To join the MAILING LIST, send me an email at iversonmovieranch@gmail.com and let me know you'd like to sign up.
• I've also begun a YouTube channel for Iverson Movie Ranch clips and other movie location videos, which you can get to by clicking here.
• Here's a link to Garden of the Gods, the best-known section of the Iverson Movie Ranch (featured in the movie "Stagecoach," the "Lone Ranger" TV show and hundreds of other productions).
• To go right to the great Iverson cinematographers, click here.
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Thursday, July 1, 2010

Notch Rock, a prominent member of the Easter Island Committee ("Thunder River Feud," 1942)


"Thunder River Feud" (1942)

Sometimes there's not much to sink your teeth into, but you might have a vague feeling you "know" that rock from somewhere. That was the sense I had when I returned to this shot from Monogram's Range Busters B-Western "Thunder River Feud" after visiting the Upper Iverson Ranch. Sure enough, I had a photo from that Iverson visit that almost exactly duplicated the angle.

The same rock, as it appears today: Notch Rock

The rock is Notch Rock, or simply the Notch, part of a group of rocks that I call the Easter Island Committee, or more commonly, Easter Island. These frequently filmed rocks, also known as the Totem Pole Rocks or the Totem Rocks, are located on the South Rim of the Upper Iverson, which was a hub of activity in the filming days.

Here's a photo of the full committee. You can use the links in this sentence to see shots of Notch Rock in a Tarzan movie, the TV show "Adventures of Superman" and the 1986 movie "The Tomb."

Finally, below is a tab where you should be able to find a reasonably priced DVD of the Iverson masterpiece "Thunder River Feud" on Amazon.com.

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