Simi Valley, CA: Corriganville Movie Ranch, n.d. (1950s). Original 1950’s Studio Pass to Corriganville Movie Ranch Film Studio for Hollywood Columnist Jimmy Starr with his signature. Textured beige cardstock with Western Film decorative elements. 3 5/8” x 2 1/4” with rounded corners. Studio passes were given to press and industry representatives, allowing the bearer access to the studio’s lot and sets. It reads in full: “Jimmy Starr and party [typed at the top of the card], 195__. Corriganville, Privilege Card for Two Only, Member’s Signature Jimmy Starr [signed by him in ink], Not Transferable, By ___ [illegible signature], Present at Service Gate Only, No. 252.” With a small image of a cowboy on horseback and a film camera, director, and lighting decorating the top corners. Blank on the verso. Fine condition. Jimmy Starr (1902 - 1990) is best known as a Hollywood columnist, though he was also a writer and actor, known for The Corpse Came C.O.D. (1947), A Night for Crime (1943) and Pink Pajamas (1929). Corriganville Movie Ranch was a working film studio and movie ranch used for outdoor location shooting, as well as a Western-themed tourist attraction. It was owned by actor and stuntman Ray "Crash" Corrigan, is located in the foothills of the Santa Susana Mountains in the Santa Susana Pass area of Simi Valley in eastern Ventura County, California and is currently a public park. Some of the best known film and television productions using background scenery shot at the ranch include Fort Apache (1948) directed by John Ford starring John Wayne, Henry Fonda, and Shirley Temple, Buffalo Bill in Tomahawk Territory (1952) with Clayton Moore, The Robe (1953) screenplay by Philip Dunne, starring Richard Burton, Jean Simmons, and Victor Mature, and the television series The Lone Ranger with Jay Silverheels and Clayton Moore, The Adventures of Rin Tin Tin, Sky King, and Star Trek. (Inventory #: 20930E)
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