Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Movie Location Books

A couple of movie location books have come to my attention in the past couple of months which you may find interesting. The first one is by Jerry England and is entitled "Reel Cowboys of the Santa Susanas". There isn't much text in it, but it is packed with many illustrations/photos/screen captures and the like. While there are a few errors in the book, such as listing a Republic Studios backlot ranch set as being at the Iverson Movie Ranch, the book is still recommended for all of the western photos. The book is available at lulu.com or through the author's website.

The second book is a HIGHLY RECOMMENDED book on the western and serial locations. It is by Tinsley Yarbrough. He is one of a few people who I can call an expert in the field. The hardback book is filled with histories of the filming locations with a lot of vintage photographs as well as current shots of some of the locations. Again, I urge you to purchase this book (I do not receive anything financial benefit) as it is an excellent work. It can be ordered directly from the author. His address is on my Movie Locations Bookstore website which can be accessed from my Emporium Bookstore website (which is where you probably accessed this blog).