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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. On Thursday, August 8, retired National Park Service Ranger Mike Malone will give a presentation on famous locations within the Santa Monica Mountains that have been preserved on film. Malone spent 16 years working in the SMMNRA and is both an outdoor enthusiast and a lover of classic movies. Malone’s presentation will begin at 2:00pm. Admission is free and all are welcome.

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

Earlier Event: August 4
Free Family Day