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Saturday, August 30, 2014

Day of Anger - German Lobby Cards

Here are some German lobby cards from Day of Anger.

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Saturday, August 23, 2014

Sabata - Lobby Cards

Presented here are some lobby cards from Sabata.

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Saturday, August 16, 2014

Saturday, August 2, 2014

Location: Vasquez Rocks

Vasquez Rocks is named after notorious bandit Tiburcio Vásquez, who used the rocky region to elude capture from California law enforcement in 1873 and 1874. Since 1928, nearly two hundred film and television productions have been shot at Vasquez Rocks, including many westerns. The park was acquired by Los Angeles County in 1970.

1972's The Magnificent Seven Ride! was shot in the US (the previous two installments were shot in Spain), and this time starred Lee Van Cleef in the "Chris" role previously played by Yul Brynner and George Kennedy.  A few portions of the film were shot at the iconic Vasquez Rocks as pictured below.

The terrain is more or less exactly the same as it appeared in the film.

 Chris and Noah ride up to Mackay

 Prepares to dismount

 Meeting Mackay and his men

 LVC selects a rock to lean against

Chris and Mackay

Vasquez Rocks is a great location in the US.  It is less than an hour drive outside of Los Angeles.  While not as majestic as the iconic locations of Spain, it is an instantly recognizable place to fan of American film and television.

Additional photos below.  Click to enlarge!

Still being used as a film location!

Of course Vasquez Rocks has been featured heavily in many Star Trek productions.  Here are a few shots-

From the episode "The Alternative Factor"


Spock and LVC's "leaning rock"