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WALK, PRAY—One of the outdoor movie sets that can be seen during a hike at Paramount Ranch. DAWN MEGLI-THUNA/Acorn NewspapersLights, camera, hike.
In 1923, Paramount Pictures leased 2,700 acres of Rancho Las Virgenes for use as an outdoor movie set in the Santa Monica Mountains. The studio purchased the ranch four years later, and stars including Gary Cooper, John Wayne and Lucille Ball filmed at the site outside Agoura Hills.
Western movie fan William Hertz bought a portion of the ranch in 1953...

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