California Shooting Location Map

In: Culture Maps

2 Jan 2013

An amusing map from 1927, showing which areas of California could be used to film movies that you wanted to look like other parts of the world.

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2 Responses to California Shooting Location Map

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Raphael

January 2nd, 2013 at 11:45 am

Not shown on this map is that Long Beach is almost always playing Miami in some movie or another. Maybe that’s a more recent development?

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Tim Unwin

January 2nd, 2013 at 4:58 pm

Cannot resist the counter observation – all the parts of the world that have been used as film representations of the USA – take mini-Hollywood near Tabernas to the north of Almeria in Spain for example (http://www.unique-almeria.com/mini-hollywood.html) which featured so prominently in films such as “A fistful of dollars” and “The good, the bad and the ugly”…

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