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MONUMENT VALLEY

Photography by Jerry L. Schneider

A photographic tour of Monument Valley, the home of the Navajo Inidian and famous for its beautiful landscapes. The area has been used in motion pictures for many years and can be seen in such films as "Stagecoach", "My Darling Clementine", "Fort Apache", "She Wore a Yellow Ribbon", "Mackenna's Gold", "Back to the Future III", and "Forrest Gump", and many others.

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WESTERN MOVIE MAKING LOCATIONS Vol 1 Southern California

by Jerry L. Schneider

  • Over 160 western movie locations in the Southern California area are detailed in this book by location expert Jerry L. Schneider. With over 2,000 maps, aerial photographs, illustrations, stills, and film captures, this is the most lavishly illustrated book about the western movie locations ever published. Histories of each location along with extensive filmographies is included.
  • A 712 page, large-sized book. Illustrated cover.

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  • CORRIGANVILLE: The Definitive True History of the Ray "Crash" Corrigan Movie Ranch

    by Jerry L. Schneider

  • FOR THE FIRST TIME! A complete and true history of the Ray "Crash" Corrigan Movie Ranch, from its prehistory to its current status as a city park. Corrects all of the falsehoods and exaggerations concerning the ranch and its operation as both a movie location and as an amusement park. Includes many details of its day-to-day operation, especially the amusement park business (its highpoints and its shortcomings!).
  • An extensive and expanded filmography of the movie ranch.
  • Profusely illustrated with nearly a thousand illustrations, including almost 500 photographs from a 4,000 negative collection of Corriganville images, most of which have not been published before.
  • A 500 page, large-sized book. Illustrated cover.

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  • THE CORRIGANVILLE MOVIE RANCH FILMOGRAPHY

    by Jerry L. Schneider

  • From 1938 through 2007, the Corriganville Movie Ranch site has been utilized for filmmaking. This book lists the films and television shows which used the property for some or all of the scenes in their production.
  • Illustrated in color and black 'n' white with lobby cards, posters, stills, and frame grabs.

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  • CORRIGANVILLE MOVIE RANCH
    Proof Sheets #1

    The Corriganville Movie Ranch was opened to the general public in 1949. In 1953, expansion of the ranch and shows was accompanied by Larry Parson becoming one of the two official Corriganville Photographers. For a $1, you could have your picture taken with Ray "Crash" Corrigan. You would then receive an autographed 8x10 photo in the mail. Larry's negatives are the only known ones to survive. For reference, he made proof sheets of his negatives (a proof sheet is an actual sized photo of the negative, unenlarged). This booklet contains the proof sheets for 1953 which include Corrigan's posing with the visitors to his ranch. Other proof sheets from 1953, including the rodeo and stunt shows, will be featured in another booklet, as well as the other years during which Larry Parson was one of the photographers.

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    CORRIGANVILLE MOVIE RANCH
    A 1947 Tour by RKO

    The Corriganville Movie Ranch was created by B-Western actor, Ray "Crash" Corrigan, when he purchased the 1600+ acre ranch in Simi Valley, California. While his ownership of the land ceased in 1964, the ranch, now a park, continues to be used by the filmmaking business. This booklet contains the location photographs taken by representatives of RKO Studios in 1947 when they scouted the ranch. Full sized photographs.

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    CORRIGANVILLE MOVIE RANCH
    The Movie Sets

    The movie sets at the Corriganville Movie Ranch were a main attraction for the visitors. Here is a sampling of those sets as taken by Larry Parson.

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    CORRIGANVILLE MOVIE RANCH
    The Silvertown Stunt Shows

    When Ray "Crash" Corrigan opened his movie ranch to the general public, he instituted a variety of shows throughout his property. Most of these shows were the stunt shows. This booklet illustrates the early stunt shows performed on the Silvertown main street. Photographs by Larry Parson.

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    CORRIGANVILLE MOVIE RANCH
    The Rodeos

    In 1953, to better serve his visitors, Ray "Crash" Corrigan purchased a ranch which fronted on Los Angeles Avenue (now Kuehner Drive). Prior to this time, the only entrance to his ranch was down a side road (Smith Road). With this new frontage property, a parking area was begun as well as adding a rodeo arena. Weekend rodeo shows became a staple of the ranch into the 1960's. Here is a sampling of those shows, in beautiful photographs by Larry Parson.

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    CORRIGANVILLE MOVIE RANCH
    A Casual Look at the Ranch

    The Corriganville Movie Ranch was an enchanting place to visit. Here is an overview of the ranch through many photographs by Larry Parson.

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    CORRIGANVILLE MOVIE RANCH
    Figure Studies #1

    Besides being an amusement park, the Corriganville Movie Ranch was primarily used for motion pictures and television shows. Photo shoots were also done. This booklet presents some of those shoots which involved nude models. Also included are screen shots of nudie films shot at the ranch.

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    CORRIGANVILLE MOVIE RANCH
    Figure Studies #2

    Our second Figure Studies booklet presents those models who were shot clothed.

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    INVASION OF THE BODY SNATCHERS FILM LOCATIONS: THEN & NOW
    by Jerry L. Schneider

    A Western film location expert, the author has taken his skills to detail the filming locations used in the 1956 sci-fi classic, Invasion of the Body Snatchers. Utilizing film frames, photographs of the locations as they now appear, including aerial photographs, and vintage maps, he shows where the location was filmed at, what it looked like in the film, and what the area looks like 50 years later.

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    THE FIRST FIFTY YEARS OF SOUND WESTERN MOVIE LOCATIONS (1929-1979)
    by Kenny Stier

    Western filming locations from recognized classics to obscure B movies are catalogued with cast and director listings for over 3600 titles. Illustrated with over 375 stills, lobby cards, and then and now images, this book includes descriptions for more than 200 movie sites in the United States, Mexico, Canada, and Spain. A foreword by noted location authority Carlo Gaberscek sets into context the choices, challenges, and characters of the places Hollywood selected to depict the lore of the American West.

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    A CENTURY OF WESTERN MOVIE LOCATIONS
    by Carlo Gaberscek and Kenny Stier

    A complete guide to Westerns produced for theaters, TV, and home video between 1980 and 2010. Over 600 were produced and they are listed with production company, director, cast, and filming locations. There are descriptions and filmographies for over 230 movie sites in the United States, Canada, Mexico, and Spain, outlining their history and reconstructing their filmographies from their origins until today. The book is amply illustrated with location photographs and movie stills.

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    CORRIGANVILLE: The Reel Story of Ray "Crash" Corrigan and His Movie Ranch

    by Jerry L. Schneider

  • A concise biography of the "reel" Ray "Crash" Corrigan
  • The "reel" history of his movie ranch from 1937 to 2003, including all incarnations: Ray Corrigan Movie Ranch, Corriganville Movie Ranch, The Lone Ranger Ranch, Hopetown, and Corriganville Park
  • An extensive filmography of the movie ranch
  • An extensive filmography of Ray "Crash" Corrigan
  • Profusely illustrated with over 400 illustrations, including film scenes, maps, souvenirs, brochures, photos of the sets, the stunt shows, and more

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  • CORRIGANVILLE MOVIE RANCH PICTORIAL SOUVENIR BOOK

    The Corriganville Movie Ranch Pictorial Souvenir Book was sold at the world famous Corriganville Movie Ranch in Simi Valley, California. Open to the public from 1949 to 1966, movie actor Ray "Crash" Corrigan greeted you on main street of Silvertown, his western street, and you could visit the Fort Apache set, Corsican Village, Robin Hood Lake, and many more sets and areas of the 1600 acre ranch. This is a near complete reprint of the original book -- only the centerfold map is missing, but another map is found on the back cover.

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