"Noah's Ark" (1928) — the Iverson Gorge in Chatsworth, Calif.
A small structure that turns up briefly in the silent feature "Noah's Ark" can be placed in the Upper Gorge on the old Iverson Movie Ranch.
The movie is famous for this shot, which also utilizes rock features on the Iverson Ranch — except that here they're used as part of a special effect.
"Noah's Ark": The domed building
The focus is soft on the print these scren shots came from, but at least the camera moves in for this shot of the building. This is about all we see of it.
"The King of Kings" (Cecil B. DeMille, 1927)
I recently spotted a similar building in DeMille's "The King of Kings," but this one appears to be near the beach — and it's not an exact match for the "Noah's Ark" set.
The "Noah's Ark" set (Joe Iverson collection) — circa 1928
An old Iverson family photo of the "Noah's Ark" set turned up in Joe Iverson's photos. Thanks to this shot we finally get a good look at the old silent movie set.