SCV In the Movies | Feud of the West (1936)
Bill & E.J. rustle up a heapin’ helpin’ of Santa Clarita Valley connections in this “Oater” starring the “Hooter!” From 1936, starring Cowboy Screen Hero and easy-going everyman, Hoot Gibson. This one is chock full of SCV References, including Hoot himself, along with Vasquez Rocks, Walker Cabin and probably the Hoot Gibson ranch, previously known as Baker Ranch Rodeo, and later knows as the Saugus Speedway, and now the Saugus Swap Meet. Watch this flick, and then go enjoy all three sites, all open to the public (during operating hours)!
ABOUT E.J. STEPHENS
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.”
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