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Sunday, February 12, 2017

An old Iverson Movie Ranch sign turns up as a museum piece

Valley Relics Museum founder Tommy Gelinas with Iverson Ranch sign

An old sign for the Iverson Movie Ranch turned up recently at the Valley Relics Museum, a cool spot located less than three miles from the former movie ranch.

The sign is in good company alongside other historic specimens as part of the museum's sprawling collection of San Fernando Valley-focused memorabilia.

When a friend first pointed it out to me, the Iverson sign was hidden behind a cabinet, leaning against a wall, tinted slightly red by the glow from a nearby display.

The museum's collection is so vast it can't all be showcased at once, which is part of the appeal — and one reason I keep going back to find more hidden treasures.

The well-worn Iverson sign is patterned after a clapboard from a film shoot, with spaces for "director," "scene" and "take." The sign was originally posted near the movie ranch's main entry gate.

Not far from the sign is another artifact related to Chatsworth's movie history: a mannequin, which appears to be made up to look like a field laborer.

Postcard shows set used by Texie Holle to market movie mannequins

The mannequin is likely to have come from a Chatsworth outfit run by Ed "Texie" Holle, a ranch foreman at Corriganville in the 1950s who later rented out lifesize Indian mannequins for the movies.

Texie Holle had a recording career of sorts. Play the above audio clip if you dare! It may be the longest two-and-a-half minutes in history.

Opened in 2013, the Valley Relics Museum is located at 21630 Marilla St. in Chatsworth, Calif. The museum is open every Saturday from 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

Below is an awesome clip about the Valley Relics Museum ... two thumbs up.

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