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         very authentic location scene, circa 1948, in South Los Angeles for 1995 movie "Devil In A Blue Dress"          

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"A rock is a rock. A tree is a tree. Shoot it in Griffith Park."
— old Hollywood saying, supposedly told to director King Vidor
by a budget-minded producer, circa 1920


Locations  Information
U.S.A. Movies website
film commissions list at Ryder Makeup Labs website
Film In America - locations info

Reel Scout online film/tv location scouting [est. 2004] {some functions are for-fee}
Mario's Motion Picture Catering [est. 1983] - branches in AZ, CA, GA, IL & NM

Alabama Film Office
Sedona [AZ] Film Office
Tucson [AZ] Film Office

California Film Commission
California Regional Film Office listing {766 KB PDF file}
Kern County [CA] Film Commission
#9 on MovieMaker Magazine's 2011 list of Best U.S. Cities to Live, Work & Make Movies  Film Los Angeles [CA]
Film Ventura County [CA] website

Florida Office of Film & Entertainment
list of movies filmed in Florida
Sarasota County [FL] Film & Entertainment Office

Film and TV Production in Georgia
#5 on MovieMaker Magazine's 2011 list of Best U.S. Cities to Live, Work & Make Movies  City of Atlanta, Georgia
City of Savannah [GA] Film Office
mentioned (#12) on MovieMaker Magazine's 2011 list of Best U.S. Cities to Live, Work & Make Movies  City of Wichita [KS] Film Commission
#3 on MovieMaker Magazine's 2011 list of Best U.S. Cities to Live, Work & Make Movies  City of New Orleans [LA] Film Office
#1 on MovieMaker Magazine's 2011 list of Best U.S. Cities to Live, Work & Make Movies  Boston & Massachusetts Film Office
Michigan Film Office
Save Michigan's Film Incentive Program {The People} vs. Gov. Rick Snyder
#8 on MovieMaker Magazine's 2011 list of Best U.S. Cities to Live, Work & Make Movies  Film Detroit [Michigan]
Montana Film Office

Magic Lantern's New Mexico Film Industry Pages
New Mexico Film Office {of the Economic Development Dept.}
#2 on MovieMaker Magazine's 2011 list of Best U.S. Cities to Live, Work & Make Movies  City of Albuquerque [NM] Film Office
Albuquerque Art Museum exhibit "Hollywood Southwest: New Mexico in Film & Television" [Feb-Aug 2017]  8/2017

#7 on MovieMaker Magazine's 2011 list of Best U.S. Cities to Live, Work & Make Movies  Brooklyn [New York City] Mayor's Office of Film, Theatre & Broadcasting
Syracuse [NY] Film Office
Movies Filmed On Long Island website & blog

Hudson Valley-Catskills Film Commission based in Woodstock, NY

Ohio Film Office
Greater Cleveland [Ohio] Film Commission
Oklahoma Territory Film Council
Oregon Office of Film & Television
honorable mention (#11) on MovieMaker Magazine's 2011 list of Best U.S. Cities to Live, Work & Make Movies  Portland [OR] Mayor's Office of Film and Video

Texas Film Commission [est. 1971]
Texas Association of Film Commissions
Amarillo [TX] Film Commission
#4 on MovieMaker Magazine's 2011 list of Best U.S. Cities to Live, Work & Make Movies  Austin [TX] Film Office
Brownsville [TX] Border Film Commission
Dallas [TX] Film Commission
El Paso [TX] Film Commission
Houston [TX] Film Commission
San Angelo [TX] Film Commission
mentioned (#13) on MovieMaker Magazine's 2011 list of Best U.S. Cities to Live, Work & Make Movies  San Antonio [TX] Film Commission
South Padre Island [TX] Film Commission

Virginia Film Office
#10 on MovieMaker Magazine's 2011 list of Best U.S. Cities to Live, Work & Make Movies  Richmond, Virginia
#6 on MovieMaker Magazine's 2011 list of Best U.S. Cities to Live, Work & Make Movies  Seattle [WA] Office of Film + Music

Non-USA  Locations  Information
Association of Film Commissioners International, based in Wyoming
New South Wales Film & Television Office in Sydney, Australia
Thompson-Nicola Film Commission of British Columbia, Canada
British Columbia, Canada Film Commission
Film New Zealand [est. 1978]
government film & media agency of London, U.K.

Guild of Location Managers [est. 1992] based in London, U.K.

            

Various issues of 10x8" paperbacks under the title "Lone Pine In The Movies" began appearing in 2010; they are not described as such, but the six issues so far are a lot like a
magazine. Because the content covers other films besides the many Westerns that were made around Lone Pine, the Amazon links were gathered here.

Lone Pine in the Movies book  "Lone Pine In The Movies: Celebrating Republic's 75th Anniversary" [2010]
by Richard W. Bann, Ed Hulse, Chris Langley & Sam Sherman

Riverwood Press 10x8 pb [9/2010] for $11.95
Riverwood Press 10x8 pb [2010] out of print/used
Riverwood Press 10x8 pb [2010] out of print/used
Lone Pine in the Movies - Roy Rogers Centennial  "Lone Pine In The Movies: Celebrating The Roy Rogers Centennial" [2011]
by James D'Arc, Ed Hulse, Chris Langley & Don Miller

CreateSpace 10x8 pb [9/2011] for $12.95
Lone Pine in the Movies - Daredevils of The West  "Lone Pine In The Movies: Daredevils of The West Commemorative Edition" [2011]
Edited by Ed Hulse

self-publd 10x8 pb [9/2011] for $11.95
"Lone Pine In The Movies: Daredevils of The West" [2012]
by Ed Hulse, Richard W. Bann & Chris Langley

CreateSpace 10x8 pb [7/2012] for $12.95
Lone Pine in the Movies - Centennials of Universal & Paramount  
"Lone Pine In The Movies: Celebrating The Centennials (of Universal and Paramount)"
[2012] by Richard W. Bann, Ed Hulse, Don Kelsen, Chris Langley & Packy Smith

CreateSpace 10x8 pb [9/2012] for $12.95
Lone Pine in the Movies - Where The Real West Becomes The Reel West  "Lone Pine In The Movies: Where The Real West Becomes The Reel West" [2013]
by Richard W. Bann, Ed Hulse, Don Kelsen & Sam Sherman

CreateSpace 10x8 pb [9/2013] for $12.95
CreateSpace 10x8 pb [9/2013] out of print/used
Lone Pine in the Movies - The 25th Lone Pine Film Festival  "Lone Pine In The Movies: Celebrating The 25th Lone Pine Film Festival" [2014]
by Ed Hulse, Don Kelsen, David Rothel & Rex Wainscott

CreateSpace 10x8 pb [9/2014] for $11.66


Books  About  Movie  Locations

Following The Comedy Trail Film Locations book by Leon Smith  "Following The Comedy Trail: A Guide To Laurel & Hardy
and Our Gang Film Locations" [1984] by Leon Smith

Kindle Edition from P.G.W. [11/88 edition] for $9.99
Pomegranate Press 7½x9½ pb [11/88] out of print/used
Hollywood Goes on Location book by Leon Smith  "Hollywood Goes On Location: A Guide To Famous Movie & TV Sites" [1993]
by Leon Smith

Pomegranate Press 7x8¼ pb [1993] out of print/many used
Famous Hollywood Locations book by Leon Smith  "Famous Hollywood Locations: Descriptions and Photographs of 382 Sites Involving 289 Films and 105 Television Series" [1993]
by Leon Smith

McFarland & Co. 9x6 pb [12/93] for $35.00
McFarland & Co. 9½x6¼ hardcover [7/93] out of print/used
Made in Paradise / Hollywood's Films of Hawaii book by Luis I. Reyes  "Made In Paradise: Hollywood's Films of Hawaii and The South Seas" [1995]
by Luis I. Reyes

Mutual Publng Co. 11x8½ pb [10/95] out of print/used
Mutual Publng Co. 11¼x8½ hardcover [10/95] out of print/used
On Location Guide to Britain and Ireland book by Brian Pendreigh  "On Location: The Film Fan's Guide to Britain and Ireland" [1995]
by Brian Pendreigh

Mainstream 10¼x8 hardcover [3/96] out of print/used
100 Years of Chicago & The Movies book by Arnie Bernstein  "Hollywood On Lake Michigan: 100 Years of Chicago & The Movies" [1998]
by Arnie Bernstein

Lake Claremont Press 8½x5½ pb [9/98] out of print/used
Shot On This Site Traveler's Guide book by William A. Gordon  "Shot On This Site: A Traveler's Guide To The Places & Locations Used To Film Famous Movies & TV Shows" [2000]
by William A. Gordon

Citadel 10x7 pb [6/2000] out of print/used
Worldwide Guide To Movie Locations  "The Worldwide Guide To Movie Locations: The Ultimate Travel Guide To Film Sites Around The World" [orig 2001, rev 2006]
by Tony Reeves

Titan Books updated edition 8¾x6 pb [9/2006] for $14.96
official booksite
Nevada Filmography book by Gary Duval  "The Nevada Filmography: Nearly 600 Works Made In The State,
1897 Through 2000" [2002] by Gary Duval

McFarland & Co. 11x8½ pb [7/2002] for $75.00

see also G.E. Nordell's Nevada Travel & Business Links Page

North Carolina Filmography book by Jenny Henderson   "The North Carolina Filmography: Over 2000 Film and Television Works Made In The State, 1905 Through 2000" [2002]
by Jenny Henderson

McFarland & Co. 11x8½ pb [7/2002] for $75.00
DC Goes To The Movies book by Jean Rosales & Michael Jobe  "D.C. Goes To The Movies: A Unique Guide To The Reel Washington" [2003]
by Jean K. Rosales & Michael R. Jobe

Essentially a guidebook that includes eight walking tours of Washington, DC plus a filmography of 179 movies that were filmed there thru 2002.
Kindle Edition from iUniverse [2003 edition] for $3.99
iUniverse 9x6 pb [2/2003] for $19.95
Ultimate Insider Tour of Movie New York book by Richard Alleman  "New York: The Movie Lover's Guide - The Ultimate Insider Tour of Movie New York" [2005] by Richard Alleman
Broadway Books 8x4¾ pb [2/2005] for $11.96
Besides covering many, many filming locations – from New Jersey to Bedford-Stuyvesant & Queens & Staten Island to Manhattan's Tribeca & Greenwich Village & Upper West Side – the text & pictures also describe stars' childhood homes & luxury residences, film & TV studios, movie palaces & Broadway theaters, and past & present hangouts of celebrities
Filmadelphia: A Celebration of Philadelphia's Movies book by Irv Slifkin  "filmadelphia: A Celebration of A City's Movies" [2006] by Irv Slifkin
Middle Atlantic Press 7¾x9 pb [11/2006] for $17.95
films covered include "Kitty Foyle" [1940] starring Ginger Rogers; "The Philadelphia Story"
[1940] starring Katharine Hepburn, James Stewart & Cary Grant; "The Blob" [1958]; "David and Lisa" [1962]; Hitchcock's "Marnie" [1964]; Disney's "The Happiest Millionaire" [1967]; "1776" [1972]; Sylvester Stallone's "Rocky" [1976]; "Blow Out" [1981] by Brian De Palma; "Eddie and The Cruisers" [1983]; "Trading Places" [1983] starring Dan Aykroyd & Eddie Murphy; "Mannequin" [1987] starring Andrew McCarthy & Kim Cattrall; "Philadelphia" [1993] starring Tom Hanks; Toni Morrison's "Beloved" [1998]; "Unbreakable" [2000] starring Bruce Willis; "The Village" [2004]; and "Jersey Girl" [2004]
Florida in the Movies book by Susan Fernandez & Robert Ingalls  
"Sunshine In The Dark: Florida In The Movies" [2006]
by Susan J. Fernandez & Robert P. Ingalls

Univ Press Florida 9¼x6¼ hardcover [9/2006] for $34.95

see also G.E. Nordell's Florida Travel & Business Links Page

Cities of the World in Film  "On Location: Cities of The World In Film" [2006]
by Claudia Hellmann & Claudine Weber-Hof

Bucher 10½x8¾ hardcover [11/2006] for $29.70
"On Location 2: Famous Landscapes In Film" [2007]
by Claudia Hellmann & Claudine Weber-Hof

Bucher 10½x8¾ hardcover [11/2007] for $34.20
Toronto on Film book by Geoff Pevere  "Toronto On Film" [2007] by Geoff Pevere
contributors include Piers Handing (of Toronto's International Film Festival), Matthew Hays, Wyndham Wise, Brenda Longfellow, Steve Gravestock & Justin D. Edwards (of Toronto's International Film Festival)
Indiana Univ Press 8x5¾ pb [2/2007] for $14.00
Florida on Film book by Susan Doll & David Morrow  "Florida On Film: The Essential Guide To Sunshine State Cinema & Locations" [2007] by Susan Doll & David Morrow
Univ Press Florida 9x6 pb [6/2007] for $19.95

see also G.E. Nordell's Florida Travel & Business Links Page

Big Screen Boston book by Paul Sherman  "Big Screen Boston: From Mystery Street To The Departed and Beyond"
[2008] by Paul Sherman

Black Bars Publng 9x6 pb [5/2008] for $18.95
Movie London Exploring The City Film-By-Film book by Tony Reeves  "Movie London: Exploring The City Film-By-Film" [2008]
by Tony Reeves

Titan Books 8¾x5¾ pb [5/2008] for $11.21
Old Tucson Studios / Images of America book by Paul J. Lawton  "Old Tucson Studios (Images of America)" [2008]
by Paul J. Lawton

Arcadia Publng 9x6½ pb [5/2008] for $19.99

see also G.E. Nordell's Tucson, Arizona Travel & Business Links

Florida & the Golden Age of Silent Filmmaking book by Shawn C. Bean  "The First Hollywood: Florida and The Golden Age of Silent Filmmaking" [2008] by Shawn C. Bean
Univ Press of FL 9x5¾ hardcover [7/2008] for $20.90
Great Western Movie Locations book by Tinsley E. Yarbrough  "Those Great Western Movie Locations" [2008]
by Tinsley E. Yarbrough

Tumbleweed Press 11x8½ hardcover [10/2008] for $45.00
Moving Pictures, Stopping Places book edited by David B. Clarke, Valerie Crawford Pfannhause & Marcus Doel   "Moving Pictures/Stopping Places: Hotels and Motels On Film" [2009]
Edited by David B. Clarke, Valerie Crawford Pfannhause & Marcus A. Doel

Films examined include Hitchcock's "Psycho" [1960], Stanley Kubrick's "The Shining" [1980], "Barton Fink" [1991], "Motel Cactus (Motel Seoninjang)" [South Korea 1997], "Lost In Translation" [2003], many more
Lexington Books 9¼x6¼ hardcover [7/2009] for $68.07
Arizona's Little Hollywood book by Joe McNeill  
"Arizona's Little Hollywood: Sedona and Northern Arizona's Forgotten Film History, 1923-1973" [2010] by Joe McNeill
Bar 225 Media, Ltd. 10x7¼ hardcover [5/2010] for $42.00
History of Moviemaking in Utah book by James D'Arc  "When Hollywood Came To Town: The History of Moviemaking In Utah"
[2010] by James D'Arc

Gibbs Smith 8½x8 hardcover [9/2010] for $19.80
see also G.E. Nordell's Utah Travel & Business Links Page
Location Filming In Los Angeles book by Karie Bible, Marc Wanamaker & Harry Medved  "Location Filming In Los Angeles (Images of America Series)" [2010]
by Karie Bible, Marc Wanamaker & Harry Medved

Arcadia Publng 9x6&frac2 pb [11/2010] for $14.95
Shot in Oklahoma book by John Wooley  "Shot In Oklahoma: A Century of Sooner State Cinema" [2011]
by John Wooley

Univ OK Press 9x6 pb [4/2011] for $13.22

see also G.E. Nordell's Oklahoma Travel & Business Links Page

World Film Locations, Los Angeles book by Gabriel Solomons  "World Film Locations: Los Angeles" [2011]
by Gabriel Solomons

Series book spotlights location-specific scenes from classic & contemporary films shot in the City of Angels, with particular emphasis on filmmakers such as Robert Altman, Nicholas Ray, Michael Mann & Roman Polanski
Intellect Books U.K. 9¾x6 pb [8/2011] for $12.24
World Film Locations, New York book by Scott Jordan Harris  "World Film Locations: New York" [2011]
by Scott Jordan Harris

Series book spotlights 45+ location-specific scenes from classic & contemporary films shot in The City of New York, with particular emphasis on filmmakers such as Woody Allen, Martin Scorsese, Sidney Lumet & Spike Lee
Intellect Books U.K. 9¾x6 pb [8/2011] for $12.24
World Film Locations, Tokyo book by Chris MaGee  "World Film Locations: Tokyo" [2011]
by Chris MaGee

Series book spotlights fifty location-specific scenes from classic & contemporary films shot in Tokyo, with particular emphasis on filmmakers such as Akira Kurosawa, Samuel Fuller & Sofia Coppola
Intellect Books U.K. 9¾x6 pb [8/2011] for $12.24
World Film Locations, London book by Neil Mitchell  "World Film Locations: London" [2011]
by Neil Mitchell

Intellect Books U.K. 9¾x6 pb [8/2011] for $12.24
Location Filming in Long Beach book by Tim Grobaty  "Location Filming In Long Beach" [2012]
by Tim Grobaty

Kindle Edition from The History Press [11/2012] for $9.99
The History Press 8¾x5¾ pb [11/2012] for $15.59
Hawaii Movie and Television Book by Ed Rampell & Luis I. Reyes  "Hawaii Movie and Television Book: Celebrating 100 Years of Film Production Throughout The Hawaiian Islands" [2013]
by Ed Rampell & Luis I. Reyes

Mutual Publng Co. 11x7½ pb [11/2013] for $21.24
The New Kauai Movie Book by Chris Cook  "The New Kaua'i Movie Book: Films Made On The Garden Island"
[orig 1996, rev 2013] by Chris Cook,
with landscape photographs by David Boynton

Mutual Publng Co. 2nd Edition 11x8½ pb [10/2013] for $21.80
Mutual Publng Co. 11x8½ pb [11/96] out of print/50+ used
Mutual Publng Co. 11x8½ hardcover [6/96] out of print/40+ used
Location Filming in Arizona book by Lili DeBarbieri  "Location Filming In Arizona: The Screen Legacy of The Grand Canyon State"
[2014] by Lili DeBarbieri

Kindle Edition from The History Press [3/2014] for $9.99
Arcadia Publng 9x6 pb [3/2014] for $14.34
The History Press pb [3/2014] out of print/used


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