One of the most famous of the distant motion picture location ranches, Red Rock
Canyon has been used in Hollywood movies almost continuously since 1925. Located
in the heart of the Mojave Desert off of what the 49ers called The Midland Trail,
it figures prominently in a number of classic films including the original 1933
version of The Mummy, William Wyler's The Big Country, and Steven Spielberg's Jurassic
Its twenty-seven thousand acres are showcased as cinematic background for more than
130 major and minor films as well as television shows such as Lost in Space, Bonanza,
and The Virginian.
This text, the first comprehensive volume written on Red Rock Canyon film making,
is both a field guide to dozens of actual filming sites as well as a history of
the Canyon and of its great benefactor Rudolph Hagen. The filmography lists every
known occurrence of Red Rock Canyon in motion pictures including its 'secondary'
appearances in rear projection scenes and stock shots.
- "a masterful piece of detective work, this in-depth guide covers every film-related
cliff and crag in the state park"....... Harry Medved, author of The
Golden Turkey Awards and the Hollywood Escapes (from St. Martin's Press)
102 pages. Illustrated (8 1/2 by 11). Photographs, maps, filmography, notes. Soft
cover. ISBN 0-9719125-0-5