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Lecture: The Santa Monica Mountains as Hollywood Backdrop

  • Santa Paula Art Museum 117 N 10th Street Santa Paula, CA 93060 USA (map)

In concert with their current exhibition at the Santa Paula Art Museum, the Allied Artists of the Santa Monica Mountains and Seashore will host several artist demonstrations and lectures at the Museum during the run of their show.

In addition to backlots, most of the major, golden age Hollywood movie studios owned ranch properties in Southern California where they could film grand vistas, cowboy stunts, or Scarlett O’Hara in front of a glorious sunrise. Some of those old film and TV sets were located in what is now the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area. So, if you love hiking, old movies, and archeology, you can join retired park ranger Mike Malone at the Santa Paula Art Museum on Thursday, August 8 for a presentation on famous outdoor locations preserved on film. The presentation begins at 2:00pm. Admission is free.

HEADER IMAGE: Mary Pickford filming Daddy Long Legs (1919) in Malibu Creek State Park.