Old Tucson — Old Western’s Filming Site   3 comments

The first time we went to Old Tucson was when James and Jill visited us in October 2010. The old movie studio is now closed. — kenne

Becoming is Superior to Being

Images by kenne

Not the movie studio it used to be, Old Tucson Studios remains a historical site
for movie buffs and a fun place for youth. Located just west of Tucson, Arizona,
adjacent to the Tucson Mountains and close to the western portion
of Saguaro National Park, the site was built in 1939 for the movie Arizona.

Last Friday, during James and Jill’s visit, we spent a beautiful, fun day
at the Old Tucson Studios. Not quite the same place as it was when
I first visited the Studios in 1968, but still a great place to take visitors.

The slideshow below contain twelve of thirty-one photos in my Flickr

Photo Set.


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Posted October 25, 2021 by kenneturner in Information

3 responses to “Old Tucson — Old Western’s Filming Site

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  1. Western movie sets can be quite dangeros nowadays, can’t they? 😉
    But seriously, you have just shown me another sight near Tucson I’d like to see, besides the Mission San Xavier del Bac. The latter is a place that has been on my bucket list for quite some time, as that’s the location where the novel “Der Oeprinz”, by one of my favourite German authors, Karl May, starts. I had had it on our tentative list for sightseeing on our trip up to California in June, but then we decided to just drive through in three days, and do the sightseeing only on our way back, on a different route at that. Otherwise that trip would have been 4 weeks – too long. But I haven’t given up on Tucson yet, especially now with yur additional information.
    Some years ago, whe we were on our honeymoon in he Big Bend area, we happened to come across another movie set, Contrabando, which no longer exists, btw. It was quite interesting, even in its abandoned state. I have some pictures here: https://wp.me/p4uPk8-2Gc

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