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"The Virginian"
Melody Ranch | Placerita Canyon

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The main cast of "The Virginian" (Paramount 1946) poses for a black-and-white publicity photo at the Monogram Ranch (later called Melody Ranch) that has been colorized for use in this lobby card.

Locally, this production used Ernie Hickson's Placeritos Ranch (aka Monogram Ranch, later Melody Ranch) and the Andy Jauregui Ranch in Placerita Canyon. It also used the Paramount Ranch in Agoura, Wildwood Regional Park in Thousand Oaks, and a location in Kernville.

Credited cast includes Joel McCrea (above center), Brian Donlevy, Sonny Tufts, Barbara Britton, Fay Bainter, Tom Tully, Henry O'Neill, Bill Edwards, William Frawley, Paul Guilfoyle, Marc Lawrence and Vince Barnett.


LW3153: 9600 dpi jpeg from original lobby card purchased 2017 by Leon Worden.
THE VIRGINIAN
Paramount 1946

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