SCV In the Movies | Episode 72: SCV in the Movies Travels to Rancho Deluxe
In this special episode of “SCV in the Movies,” Bill and E.J. head over to Steve Arklin’s Placerita Canyon movie ranch, Rancho Deluxe, as they travel with more than 50 other interested tourists as part of the 2017 Santa Clarita Cowboy Festival Film Ranch Tour.
Together they take in the sets, scenery and history on the tour led by host E.J. Stephens and is wife Kimi, with Steve Arklin explaining the significance of each stop along the way.
Even with E.J. busy leading the tour, Bill has you covered as he explains (in his own way) the history of Rancho Deluxe. Watch for Hollywood film historian Mark Wanamaker to make a special guest appearance.
E.J. Stephens spends his days as an archivist/historian for a movie studio and his nights as a caped vigilante.
He and Kimi, his wife, best friend, and co-conspirator, live in Newhall.
Bill West is a movie nut who serves on the board of Friends of Hart Park, gives tours of the Hart Mansion and maintains the Friends’ website and newsletter.
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 Disney attractions worldwide. Previously, he wrote software at Jet Propulsion Laboratory, where he met his wife, realtor and model Liliana West.
Bill lives in Santa Clarita with Liliana, their son Josh, and their pets which include Hannah the Dog, Luigi the Canary, Butterscotch the Guinea Pig, and a cat whose name he can’t pronounce but is Polish for “Kitty.”