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Sedona in Yavapai County, Arizona — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Movie Productions

Historic Sedona

 
 
Historic Sedona Marker image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, April 26, 2019
1. Historic Sedona Marker
Inscription.  The first film shot in the Sedona area was Call of the Canyon, based on Zane Grey’s novel of the same name. This 1923 silent film was shot on location in Oak Creek Canyon near the site of Mayhew’s Lodge, and exposed the scenic wonders of the red rock region to a new audience. Through the next four decades, many more Westerns and other movies were filmed in Sedona.

Stars like John Wayne, Sterling Hayden, Robert Young, Dick Powell, and Joan Crawford came to Sedona to make movies. One of the favored location was near Coffee Pot Rock. In 1945 a small frontier town set was constructed near the site by Republic Pictures for use in “Angel and the Badman.” This set was used in several later films, but was torn down to make room for a residential subdivision called Sedona West, where names of movies are recorded in the street names, such a Pony Soldier Road, Flaming Arrow Way, Johnny Guitar and Last Wagon Drive, leaving a lasting legacy of this unusual period in Sedona History.
 
Erected by Sedona Historical Society.
 
Location. 34° 52.049′ 

Historic Sedona Marker image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, April 26, 2019
2. Historic Sedona Marker
N, 111° 45.738′ W. Marker is in Sedona, Arizona, in Yavapai County. Marker can be reached from N Hwy 89A. Located along the wall within an outdoor mall called The Shops at Hyatt Piñon. Next to Wisdom Arts Shop (B-8). Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 101 N Hwy 89A, Sedona AZ 86336, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The First School (here, next to this marker); Sedona Schnebly (here, next to this marker); Elvis Plays Sedona (a few steps from this marker); Heart of Sedona (a few steps from this marker); Cowboys (a few steps from this marker); The Artist of Sedona (a few steps from this marker); Jessie "Bear" Howard (within shouting distance of this marker); First Assembly of God (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sedona.
 
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Historic Sedona Marker image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, April 26, 2019
3. Historic Sedona Marker
Marker to the left by the main door.
Historic Sedona Marker: inset photo image. Click for full size.
4. Historic Sedona Marker: inset photo
Sedona movie set for Johnny Guitar” – removed shortly after filming in 1959 movie starred Joan Crawford.
Johnny Guitar movie poster image. Click for full size.
5. Johnny Guitar movie poster
Coffeepot Rock image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, April 26, 2019
6. Coffeepot Rock
Coffee Pot Rock within the subdivision.
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on May 9, 2019. This page originally submitted on May 6, 2019, by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California. This page has been viewed 102 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on May 6, 2019, by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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