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.
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• 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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Monday, May 27, 2013

Update on Roger Corman's Terrific Cult Movie "The Saga of the Viking Women and Their Voyage to the Waters of the Great Sea Serpent"

I ran this screen shot a while back in a blog post I did about Roger Corman's 1957 movie "The Saga of the Viking Women and Their Voyage to the Waters of the Great Sea Serpent." You can see the original post by clicking here.

On a recent visit to the Iverson Movie Ranch, I spotted the site of the "Viking Women" shot in Garden of the Gods. The above photo shows what the place looks like today. As usual, it's not taken from exactly the same angle, but readers should be able to see the similarities, including the lemon-shaped background rock, with a small vertical crack toward its right end and a recessed area just to the left of the crack, the smaller rock in front of the crack (behind the Viking women) and the angular rock in front, on which the actors are standing and sitting. The tree in the above photo wasn't in place yet when the movie was filmed.

This screen shot from "Viking Women" adds a little context to the shot at the top, offering a wider view of the angular rock on which the Vikings are sitting and standing.

In another screen shot from the "Viking Women" sequence filmed in Garden of the Gods, one of the Vikings' captors whips a Viking prisoner. The whipping takes place in front of the same rock the Vikings are sitting and standing on in the screen shots above. The rock's prominent vertical crack (not to be confused with the smaller vertical crack on the background rock, mentioned above) and smaller horizontal crack can be seen here — the vertical crack running just to the right of the guy with the whip, and the horizontal crack appearing near the top of the rock, above the head of the Viking prisoner. These same cracks can be seen in the second photo in this blog post, in the lower-left corner of the photo, and appear again in the photo below.

This photo provides a look at the site of the whipping scene above as the site appears today, with the prominent vertical crack in the rock, along with the smaller, more or less horizontal crack, helping to identify the location. This same rock appears in all five photos above.




Above is a link to a DVD set on Amazon that includes "Viking Women and the Sea Serpent."

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