Posted by: Bonnie Phelps | August 17, 2013

Filming of Cecil B. DeMille’s The Virginian on Palomar Mountain

From: Peter Brueggeman
Subject: Filming of Cecil B. DeMille’s The Virginian on Palomar Mountain

Adalind Bailey’s 1959 oral history mentioned the filming of Cecil B. DeMille’s The Virginian on Palomar Mountain. She said they filmed cattle scenes on Palomar Mountain, used the Doane cabin for that tragic scene at night, when the hero guards his best friend who has to hang for cattle theft, and shot “…a lot of the wilder pictures up on the road above where the State Park is now. A lot of it came in around that neighborhood near the Doane cabin, mostly over in the wilder part of the mountain and in this neighborhood….”

Her oral history and some other oral histories relevant to Palomar Mountain are in the San Diego History Center Library archival collection. I’ve been there to look at Palomar Mountain history stuff, and it was interesting… to me at least.

Peter

Peter Brueggeman
4peebee(at)peterbrueggeman.com
http://www.peterbrueggeman.com

See also Film 1914


Responses

  1. Thankyou for taking the time to post the history of Palomar in PDF ……….The older I get the more interested I become in history


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