Oak Park found to be a popular site for early movies



SIGN OF THE TIMES—A movie poster from 1935 advertises one of the earlier productions to shoot at the Medea Creek site. The Gene Autry film was not the earliest local movie, by far. The filming location was used all the way back in the silent era, at least as early as 1928. Courtesy of Bison Archives

It’s hard to picture the Los Angeles region without today’s urban sprawl, although the earlier landscape was extensively recorded in countless movies made during the golden age of Hollywood.

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