Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Lone Pine, CA

The Alabama Hills, west of town, are frequently used as a filming location for movies and commercials.  A lot of the old westerns starring Gene Autry, Roy Rogers, etc. were shot here.  Iron Man, Transformers, and Gladiator all had scenes filmed in various locations in the hills. The Whitney Portal road was used in the 1941 film High Sierra with Humphrey Bogart, which culminated with a shoot-out between Bogart's character (Roy Earle) and the police, at the foot of Mount Whitney.

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