Arizona's LIttle Hollywood

Sedona and Northern Arizona forgotten film history

60 FILMS. 680 PAGES.
175 PHOTOS, MANY NEVER
PREVIOUSLY PUBLISHED

SIGNED COPY $60

John Hodiak and Lizabeth Scott in
Desert Fury, a film noir
photographed in Sedona and
northern Arizona in August 1946
WATCH BUrT LAnCASTer’S
DESERT FURY SCreen TeST
WITH LIzABeTH SCoTT

 

More than this, however, Arizona’s Little Hollywood breaks new ground in film history. The original research you’ll read here:

  • Reveals for the first time the detailed stories behind the filming of the Zane Grey silents and early talkies, the most popular westerns of their era
  • Offers the first-ever detailed look at silent screen cowboy Fred Thomson’s long-forgotten portrayal of frontiersman Kit Carson
  • Reports—for the first time—the story behind Der Kaiser von Kalifornien, an anti-American Nazi propaganda western filmed in our own backyard in 1935
  • Tells the true history of filmmaking in Monument Valley
  • Details the location filming of John Ford’s Stagecoach for the first time anywhere
  • Uncovers a never-finished movie that was to co-star John Wayne with Rex the Wonder Horse
  • Relates the full story behind the making of the classic Johnny Guitar
  • Establishes the historical importance of 1950’s Broken Arrow for its role in the fight against the Hollywood blacklist.

Each production is described from its conception straight through to its reception by the critics and the public, and includes a plot summary along with complete cast and crew details. Dozens of other films that have relied on stock footage of Sedona are also noted.

Lavishly illustrated, Arizona’s Little Hollywood offers something for everyone from the movie wonk to the voyeur—and for all those who simply love ripping good stories, well told. more>>

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