SCV In the Movies | Episode 47: Gunfighters (1947)
Bill is particularly excited to “roll the film” in this episode of SCV In The Movies, because it’s a “good ‘un”! Starring the laconic western hero Randolph Scott in a fun flick filled with gunfights (as the name implies), romance and crossed purposes.
For us SCV Fans, this means a return to Monogram Ranch, along with the ranch named after former Newhall resident and rodeo riding expert Andy Jauregui. Enjoy a color film that shows lots of our own Placerita canyon, along with Randolph Scott, and Forrest Tucker (Sgt. O’Rourke from TV’s F-Troop) as a bad guy, in another fine example of “SCV In The Movies”.
ABOUT E.J. STEPHENS
E.J. Stephens is a noted Hollywood historian, author, lecturer and tour guide. An Indiana native, E.J. has lived for 10 years in the Santa Clarita Valley with his wife Kimi and their two children, Mariah and Dylan.
By day, E.J. can be found in Burbank on the Warner Bros. Studios lot where he is a tour guide and an audience coordinator on Conan O’Brien’s late-night talk show. When not giving tours at the studio, E.J. and Kimi host tours of their own for their Newhall-based company, Newhallywood Tours.
E.J. has co-written four books on subjects ranging from the history of Warner Bros. and Paramount to Griffith Park and the Santa Clarita Valley (the latter with Kimi and Dr. Alan Pollack). The trio is currently working on another SCV history book titled “Then & Now: The Santa Clarita Valley,” scheduled to hit the shelves in early 2014.
In his spare time, Bill writes software for Walt Disney Imagineering, where he has contributed to Star Tours, Toy Story Midway Mania, the Finding Nemo Submarine Voyage and other attractions. Previously, he wrote software at Jet Propulsion Laboratory.
Bill enjoys lounge music and he plays the drums for pickup bands. He lives in Santa Clarita with his Realtor (his wife Liliana) and their son Josh. Pets include Maya the Mutt, Luigi the Canary, and a cat whose name he can’t pronounce but is Polish for “kitty.”(c) 2014 SCVTV