Blog from Melody Ranch California

Melody Ranch, located in Newhall, California, is a historic movie studio that has been used for the filming of countless Western films and TV shows. The studio was originally built in the 1930s by Gene Autry, the legendary singing cowboy and actor, and was known as "Gene Autry's Melody Ranch."

The ranch covers over 100 acres and features a western town set, complete with a saloon, jail, and other buildings commonly found in a western town. The ranch also has a large outdoor arena that was used for rodeo and other live events.

Throughout the years, Melody Ranch has been the site of filming for many classic Western films and TV shows, including "The Cisco Kid," "The Lone Ranger," "Gunsmoke," and "Bonanza." Many famous actors, such as Roy Rogers, Gene Autry, and Clayton Moore, have filmed on the ranch.

In addition to Westerns, Melody Ranch has also been used for other genres of film and television. The ranch was used for the filming of the popular TV series "Deadwood" and the movie "American Sniper."

Despite its storied history, Melody Ranch fell into disrepair in recent years, and in 2016, the ranch was purchased by a group of investors who are committed to restoring and preserving the studio. The ranch is currently open to the public for tours and events, offering visitors the chance to step back in time and experience the magic of a Western movie set.

Overall, Melody Ranch is a true piece of Hollywood history and a must-see destination for movie and Western fans. With its rich past and ongoing preservation efforts, the ranch promises to continue to be a popular filming location for years to come.

Best Regards,

Robert "RJ" Regan
1161 English Ridge Drive NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49544
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