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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• 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).
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Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Captain Hornblower and White Fang

This shot from the movie "The Naked Hills" (1956) is a personal favorite, falling squarely under the heading of tricks of light and imagination. It depicts not one but two mysterious rock characters who probably are figments of accidental movie magic and whose appearance here probably bears little resemblance to whatever they might look like in real life. I've never been able to locate them, and it may turn out that the scene wasn't shot at Iverson Ranch. The movie includes some fantastic footage of Iverson, but it also shot at Corriganville, an interesting place in its own right. Regardless, these characters deserve any recognition they can get.

Captain Hornblower

Captain Hornblower is the easier of the two figures to make out, and by far the more colorful — the triangular, light-colored rock at the top center of the photo with the wild mustache that seems to be blowing in the breeze.

White Fang

White Fang is the wolf's-head figure at the left of the photo, directly behind the horse on the left.

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