Sedona, Arizona

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    • Sedona, Arizona

      SEDONA
      Arizona

      Duke made at least 2 movies here.
      Tall In the Saddle
      Angel and the Badman

      For movies made in Sedona:-
      A Day In The West





      Sedona is a city and community that straddles the county line between Coconino and Yavapai counties in the northern Verde Valley region of the U.S. state of Arizona. The population was 10,192 at the 2000 census. Founded in 1902, it has become a gathering place for mystics, who believe some of the earth's energy, as it flows around the rocks is concentrated into power spots some call vortices. Believers in Vortex Healing believe the Sedona area is the home of several such vortices.

      One of Sedona's main attractions is its stunning array of red sandstone formations, the Red Rocks of Sedona. The formations appear to glow in brilliant orange and red when illuminated by the rising or setting sun. The Red Rocks form a breathtaking backdrop for everything from spiritual pursuits to the myriad of incredible hiking and mountain biking trails.





      Politically, Uptown Sedona (the part in Coconino County) and West Sedona (the Yavapai County portion) form the City of Sedona. Originally founded in 1902, the town was incorporated into a city in January 1988. The Village of Oak Creek, despite its location seven miles to the south and outside Sedona city limits, is a significant part of the community.

      Sedona is named after Sedona Miller Schnebly (1877–1950), the wife of the city's first postmaster, who was celebrated for her hospitality, her industriousness, and her commitment to education for people of all ages.





      Motion Pictures
      The inspiring vistas of Sedona have lured movie location scouts seeking a bigger than life backdrop for cinematic productions. The same scenery which today draws tourists first drew Hollywood directors and camera crews to Sedona, making for a curious contrast with the early hardscrabble pioneers of the homestead era. The lure of the Sedona area continues to this day as a location for feature film and TV scenes, commercials and music videos, although continuing development has reduced the variety of shots available to directors.

      The first film shot in the Sedona area was Call of the Canyon, based on Zane Grey's novel of the same name. This 1923 silent film was shot on location in Oak Creek Canyon near the site of Mayhew's Lodge, and exposed the scenic wonders of the red rock region to a new audience. Through the next four decades, many more Westerns and other movies were filmed in Sedona.





      Many films followed, stars like John Wayne, Sterling Hayden, Robert Young, Dick Powell, and Joan Crawford , Gene Autry, Henry Fonda, Rock Hudson, Elvis Presley, and Robert DeNiro. Sedona was Hollywood's back lot and soon stars like Orson Welles, Lucille Ball, Jane Russell, and Walt Disney even decided to hang their cowboy hats in Sedona for an extended stay.

      We all continue to hear the canyon's call, but Sedona remains a cozy small-town getaway from the hubbub of everyday life.came to Sedona to make movies. One of the favored locations was near Coffee Pot Rock. In 1945 a small frontier town set was constructed near the site by Republic Pictures for use in "Angel and the Badman." This set was used in several later films, but was torn down to make room for a residential subdivision called Sedona West, where names of movies are recorded in the street names, such as Pony Soldier Road, Flaming Arrow Way, Johnny Guitar and Last Wagon Drive, leaving a lasting legacy of this unusual period in Sedona history.





      During the film hayday of the 1940s, the CCC camp buildings were converted into the Sedona Lodge (on the site of the current day King's Ransom Inn) and the Sedona Sound Stage was built next door. Other new businesses cropped up to cater to the needs of movie crews. The movie industry provided a small economic boom for the community as local residents were employed as carpenters, extras and livestock wranglers.

      To date, nearly 100 films and numerous television productions have been shot partially or entirely on location in Sedona. Development of the city now limits the scenes and backdrops available to film crews. More recent films have been The Karate Kid, The Quick and the Dead, Nobody's Fool, and Midnight Run

      For more information+-
      Sedona-Wikipedia
      Best Wishes
      Keith
      London- England

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    • Originally posted by William T Brooks@Nov 22 2006, 12:13 PM
      I do not know it this belongs here on Duke Stories or over on Keith's Movie Locations, but He can put it over on there also. :)

      Back in the 1940s and the 1950s there were Hundreds of Western Films done in this part of Arizona. Many of them were the Old Black and White so called B-Westerns. But there were also Great Films done here in this part of Arizona also. :D

      John Wayne did one of what I think was one of His Best Films back in the 1940s, "The Angel and the Badman." :rolleyes:

      The Old Movie Town that was used in the Film was at the Foot of what is called "Coffee Pot Rock," and was outside of the Town of Sedona. Today the old Movie Town is Gone, and the location is called West Sedona, and is Wall To Wall Million Dollar Homes. :fear2:

      One of the other Old Movie Towns was Located of Few Miles Southwest of Sedona and was Called the "Bob Bradshaw Movie Town." ;)

      I think it was back in the 1980s that the Town Was Burned Down for a "Wells Fargo Bank" Documentary for T.V. :cry2:

      Just before it was Burned Down we did a Series of 7 one Hour Shows for "Hearst A.B.C." T.V. called "The Gunfighters" on Most of the Well Known Gunfighters or "Shootist" of the Old West in the 1800s, and we used the "Bradshaw Movie Town" in part of the Series. :agent:

      To see the Death of "The Bradshaw Movie Town" You can got to :angry:

      SEDONA MOVIE TOWNS

      Chilibill :cowboy:
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      Job done Bill,

      Thanks very much

      Here is a link, to
      The Bradshaw Family


      and their sites, and some great photos


      Don't know about anyone else, not quite as spectacular, perhaps as MV
      but the Sedona landscape is truly stunning!!
      Best Wishes
      Keith
      London- England
    • If you look at the pictures that I put up on "Sedona Movie Towns" you will see John Bradshaw as a Young Boy with his head Sticking out of the Window at the Jail House as my Son and Me as The Lawman as we are Waiting For The Bad Guys to Come into Town. The Gunfighters Series was one of the T.V. Shows that they talked about in the Article that You put up on the Bradshaws. :)

      Also any time that we needed Some One to Ride Horse Back Hell Bent For Leather, Bob Bradshaw, John Bradshaw's Father was the Man that did the Fast Riding ! :cowboy:

      Also Bob Bradshaw Built the Old Movies Towns near Sedona, and did a lot of Movie work in the 1940s and 1950s also. :D

      Bob Bradshaw was a Big Part of the Film Making in Sedona in the Old Days, :) But He was Sure a Mean Old Cuss!!! :headbonk:

      Bill :cowboy:
    • Here is some more Info. and Pictures of some of the Movie locations of Films done in Sedona, Arizona. :)

      Bob Bradshaw was one of the Pioneers of Western Film Making in Sedona in the 1940s and and 1950s. He was a Extra, Stuntman, found the Locations for the Scenes of the Films, Doubled for the Actors, Built Movie Towns and Sets and Supplied Cattle and Horses for the Films. :fear:

      MORE SEDONA MOVIE LOCATIONS

      Bill :cowboy:
    • Originally posted by ethanedwards@Nov 10 2006, 11:24 AM

      Here is a link to all the productions made in Sedona
      [b]A Day In The West
      adayinthewest.com/sedona_movies.html

      During the film hayday of the 1940s, the CCC camp buildings were converted into the Sedona Lodge (on the site of the current day King's Ransom Inn) and the Sedona Sound Stage was built next door. Other new businesses cropped up to cater to the needs of movie crews. The movie industry provided a small economic boom for the community as local residents were employed as carpenters, extras and livestock wranglers.

      To date, nearly 100 films and numerous television productions have been shot partially or entirely on location in Sedona. Development of the city now limits the scenes and backdrops available to film crews. More recent films have been The Karate Kid, The Quick and the Dead, Nobody's Fool, and Midnight Run.
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      Bill,

      I posted this on the start post,
      I think you've also put the same link, on Duke's Stories,

      but any way, click on the link for films
      made in Sedona
      Best Wishes
      Keith
      London- England
    • Re: Duke's Movie Locations- Sedona, Arizona

      More photos,

      Don't know about anyone else, not quite as spectacular, perhaps as MV
      but the Sedona landscape is truly stunning!!

      ..

      Best Wishes
      Keith
      London- England

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