Santa Clarita Valley History In Pictures

Motion Picture Locations.
Monogram Ranch: Description and Filmography for 1939.

Title: Monogram Ranch - Monogram Productions Inc. [sic; Monogram Pictures Corp.]
Location: Placerita Canyon - Newhall, California.
Area: Ten acres.
First used: 1936.
Company formed: 1937.
Property owned: Yes.
What companies use: Paramount
Harry Sherman Productions
Larry Darmour Productions
Boots & Saddles Productions
Criterion Productions
Metropolitan Productions
Sets on ranch: Western Street - typical 1860. (Many of buildings copied from old California towns.)
Log Cabin Street & Settlement.
Mexican Street.
Mexican Indian Compound.
Country School House & Playground.
Mexican Hacienda.
Relay Post.
Barns & Corrals.
Calavera Trading Post - Housing relics and curios pertinent to Old Pioneer Days - Commemorating first discovery of gold.
Equipment: Power (electric energy) for lighting interior and exterior sets.
Necessary lamps & cable.
Furniture and fixtures for dressing of all sets in the period.
Merchandise for dressing - General Merchandise, Hardware, Grocery, and Drug Stores.
Number of pictures filmed, 1939: Twenty.

Names of Stars & Featured Players
   (Note: Year of filming is not necessarily year of release of picture — Ed.)
Finney "Little Tenderfoot" Tex Ritter
Horace Murphy
Darmour "Law Comes to Texas" Wild Bill Elliot
Ann Borg
Republic "Mexicali Rose" Gene Autry
Smiley Burnett
Noah Beery
Monogram "Trigger Smith" Jack Randall
Frank Yaconelli
Finney "Sundown on the Prairie" Tex Ritter
Horace Murphy
RKO "The Girl & The Gambler" Leo Carrillo
Tim Holt
Steffi Duna
Sherman "Range War" Hopalong Cassidy - Wm. Boyd
Finney "Rolling Westward" Tex Ritter
Horace Murphy
Finney "Man from Texas" Tex Ritter
Ruth Rodgers
RKO "The Marines Fly High" Chester Morris
Richard Dix
Lucille Ball
Sherman "Llano Kid" Tito Guizar
Allen Mowbray
Gale Sondergard
Sherman "Santa Fe Marshal" Hopalong Cassidy - Wm. Boyd
Monogram "Overland Mail" Jack Randall
Vince Barnett
Criterion "Danger Ahead" James Newill [cq]
Dave O'Brien
Republic "Days of Jessie James" Roy Rogers
Donald Barry
Monte Blue
Sherman "Light of Western Stars" Russell Hayden
Victor Jory
RKO "Fighting Gringo" George O'Brien
Criterion "Killers of the Sky" James Newill
Dave O'Brien
Sherman "Hidden Gold" Hopalong Cassidy - Wm. Boyd
Metropolitan "Pioneer Days" Jack Randall
Frank Yaconelli

Visitors Permitted: On Sunday by request.
During filming - Only by pass.
Other locations used in 1939: Walker Ranch, Placerita Canyon
Jauregui Ranch, Placerita Canyon
Samuelson Ranch, Placerita Canyon
Huddleson Ranch, Placerita Canyon
Pico Canyon
Weldon Canyon
Vasquez Canyon
Vasquez Rocks
Soledad Canyon
Mint Canyon
Bouquet Canyon and Ranches
San Fansquite [Francisquito] Canyon
LaSalle Ranch
Towsley Canyon
Newhall Ranch
San Fernando
Source: Mr. C. Hays.

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Aerials: Progression 1936/1952

• Monogram Buddy Pix
• Hickson Family

Description & 1939 Filmography

Films Shot 1940


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