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.
• 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 find other 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 go right to the great Iverson cinematographers, click here.
• 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.
• If you know of a way I can set up this blog so readers can subscribe to receive future posts via email, please let me know. In the meantime there's a link all the way at the bottom of this page that says "Subscribe to: Posts (Atom)," and if you're inclined to try it, it seems to take you into a world of customizable home pages or something, and you can have blog updates as a part of that page ... whether this is useful to you, who knows, but I thought I'd let you know it's there.
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Sunday, May 13, 2012

L.A. band the Lonely Wild immortalizes Chatsworth's rocky hills in two music videos

The members of a young L.A.-based band called the Lonely Wild climbed Stoney Point — just across Topanga from the site of the former Iverson Movie Ranch in Chatsworth, Calif. — to perform a couple of their songs for music videos, which they've posted on YouTube.

The Lonely Wild 

Here's "Morning Song," with glimpses of the San Fernando Valley (including an unexpected pan at the end), some of the hills above Chatsworth (south of Iverson Ranch) and plenty of cool rocks in the background:

This next one's called "Hail." You can catch glimpses of Garden of the Gods and the southeast corner of the Lower Iverson in the background (for example, at 0:51, in the top right corner) along with some of the familiar background hills often seen in Iverson movie and TV footage, such as Pyramid Peak (top right corner, 0:43) and Boat Hill (top right corner, 0:59). Also visible in this video are Elders Peak and the rock formation known as the Elders (directly behind the drummer in the first shot of the band), above Chatsworth Park:

You can check out the Lonely Wild website here.

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