Let’s Go ‘On Location’ in the Valley

The entertainment section of the Valley Times featured a story on October 30, 1963 covering a tour of the back lot of Universal Pictures where many classic movies like “Psycho”, “All Quiet on the Western Front” and “Sparticus” were filmed. The photos were shot by staff photographer Gordon Dean.

This is an aerial view of the 300 – acre lot bordered by the Los Angeles river, Barham Boulevard and the Hollywood Freeway. The panorama is a composite of four images:

 

Here’s a closer look at some of the sets that served as backgrounds for some of Universal’s classic films and television shows.

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