Para­mount’s historic movie ranch de­stroyed

The Sunday Mail (Queensland) - - NEWS -

THE historic western town area at Para­mount Ranch in Agoura Hills, Cal­i­for­nia, where pro­duc­tions in­clud­ing West­world were shot, has burned down, ac­cord­ing to the Santa Mon­ica Moun­tains Na­tional Recre­ation area’s Twit­ter feed.

West­world used the western town set to shoot its main street scenes.

HBO said in a state­ment: “Para­mount Ranch was one of the lo­ca­tions used dur­ing sea­sons one and two of West­world, in ad­di­tion to the pri­mary lo­ca­tion at Melody Ranch in Santa Clarita.

“West­world is not cur­rently in pro­duc­tion, and as the area has been evac­u­ated, we do not yet know the ex­tent of the dam­age to any struc­tures re­main­ing there.”

Now part of the Na­tional Park Ser­vice and open to the pub­lic, the ranch has been the site of nu­mer­ous pro­duc­tions through­out the years and was first started by Para­mount Pic­tures in 1927.

Among the films that shot at the ranch were Caught in the Draft with Bob Hope, The Lake House with San­dra Bul­lock, and tele­vi­sion shows in­clud­ing The Men­tal­ist, Weeds and Quick­draw.

Dr Quinn Medicine Woman was shot there from 1992 to 1997.

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