It was used in the filming of The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean and the Cicso Kid. Episodes of The Gene Autry Show were shot in the bowling alley.
A short 4 mile drive from Yucca, CA along a winding road brought us to Pioneertown. The town was originally built as a live-in movie set in the mid-1940’s. Roy Rogers was one of the original investors.
A few of the buildings remain, some occupied as a few private residences, a couple of small businesses and Pappy and Harriet’s Pioneertown Palace where we stopped for lunch.
Following a tasty and filling lunch we took a stroll down what remains of Main Street. The presence of a couple of production trucks behind one of the buildings hinted at the town still being used as a movie set. One can only imagine the stars who have strolled down the street and that the buildings may just be waiting to once again hear “lights, action, camera”!