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Title
John Ford on set of 'How the West Was Won
Alternative Title
Valley Times Photo Collection
Creator
Smirnoff, Dave
Contributor
This project was supported in whole or in part by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, administered in California by the State Librarian
Made accessible through a grant from the John Randolph Haynes and Dora Haynes Foundation and Photo Friends
Date Created and/or Issued
1961
Contributing Institution
Los Angeles Public Library
Collection
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
Rights Information
Images available for reproduction and use. Please see the Ordering & Use page at http://tessa.lapl.org/OrderingUse.html for additional information.
Description
Title supplied by cataloger.
Photograph article dated June 24, 1961 partially reads, "The setting was Robin Hood Lake at Corriganville, Ray 'Crash' Corrigan's famous movie ranch in the Simi Valley. John Ford was directing a scene for his segment of Metro's 'How The West Was Won,' the first Cinerama feature to tell a story. Ford had assembled nearly 200 uniformed Union artillerymen, half a dozen horses, and 30 ready-to-blast cannons for the shot...The shots were for a montage of the battle of Shiloh and will be the only violence per se in Ford's segment of the picture. The director said he was treating the 20-minute segment as one of mood, a thought provoking transition sequence."; See images #00120386 through #00120393 for all photos in this series.
Type
Image
Format
1 photographic print :b&w ;15 x 12 cm.
Photographic prints
Identifier
00120391
Valley Times Collection
HCNVT_d024_f10_i14
CARL0005388969
http://173.196.26.125/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/53412
Subject
Ford, John,--1894-1973
Corriganville Movie Ranch (Simi Valley, Calif.)
How the West was won (Motion picture)
Shiloh, Battle of, Tenn., 1862--Art
Motion picture locations--California--Simi Valley
Motion pictures--Production and direction--California--Simi Valley
Motion picture producers and directors--United States
Lighting--California--Simi Valley
Trees--California--Simi Valley
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Motion pictures and the war
Simi Valley (Calif.)
Night photographs
Valley Times Collection photographs

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