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GINN, Lyle T.
[Photo Album]: Lone Wolf Colony Health Ranch and Western Movie Filming
Death Valley, California, 1940. Hardcover. Good. Oblong small quarto measuring 10" x 6.5". String-tied black cloth over stiff paper boards with "photographs" stamped in gilt on the front board. Contains 172 sepia-toned or black and white silver gelatin photographs measuring between 1" x 1" and 5" x 7" with captions. Album is good only with detached but present front board and tears on the album pages with fine photographs. A photo album kept by Lyle T. Ginn while staying at the Lone Wolf Colony Health Ranch in California between 1939 and 1940. The album opens with a group photo of the men that Ginn was staying with followed by a "bird's eye view of Lone Wolf Colony taken by Telco Club Pilot." Ginn and his ranch friends are photographed swimming, horseback riding, visiting girls from a nearby ranch, and playing with desert snakes. During his time at the ranch at least two movies were filmed on locations near Lone Wolf including *Men of Destiny*, (later changed to *Rangers of Fortune*) and *Kit Carson*. The first film seen here was on location at Dead Man's Point and starred Fred MacMurray, Patricia Morison, Gilbert Roland, and Albert Dekker. One photo is captioned "Fred MacMurray and young star" and shows him and a young woman posed on a cliff. Other photos show camera men and behind the scene candids of the film set. Following this they visited "Mrs. Kennison's Ranch" which includes photos of men posed by cacti, swimming by the pump house, and later enjoying Big Bear Lake. One section of photos shows a group of Native American men posed in traditional dress, possibly on … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABAA [United States]
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