Fantastic Serial Sites of California
Science Fiction, Horror and Fantasy Locations, 1919–1955
About the Book
The first of its kind, this guide to California filming sites covers five decades of science fiction, fantasy, and horror in chapter plays. Covering more than 60 serials, many familiar locations are documented, including the rugged terrain of Red Rock Canyon, which served as a stand-in for Saturn in Buck Rogers; the Bronson Caves and Griffith Observatory, which appeared in Flash Gordon; and the famous Iverson Ranch, which appeared in Batman, Superman and many other serials. The reader will also find serials starring Bela Lugosi, Boris Karloff and Lon Chaney, Jr.
Also covered are the skyscrapers that appeared alongside Captain Marvel in The Adventures of Captain Marvel, the location of the Green Hornet’s apartment and filming locations for five silent serials. The in-depth storytelling is enhanced by photos of serial memorabilia, postcards, serial descriptions, accurate instructions to locations, notes and more.
About the Author(s)
Gail Orwig and Raymond Orwig
Format: softcover (7 x 10)
Bibliographic Info: 880 photos, appendix, notes, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2022
Table of Contents
The Serials and Their Locations 7
Appendix: Know Your Caves 281