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

John Wayne & His Sedona Connection

Historic Sedona

 
 
Historic Sedona Marker image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, April 26, 2019
1. Historic Sedona Marker
Inscription.  His first time as producer John Wayne was to also star in the film “Angel and the Badman”. He had been to Sedona to film his 1944 movie “Tall in the Saddle”. The owner of the local film outfitter and catering company invited him back to Sedona to hear about plans for a new headquarters for film crews. Oscar Giles planned to replace the old Civilian Conservation Corps buildings with the Sedona Lodge. The Lodge would house 300 people and two film crews at once.

Once Wayne promised to make the film in Sedona, the Sedona Lodge went under construction to meet the schedule of the movie. Next door the studio built the Sedona Sound Stage in case of bad weather during filming. In Grasshopper Flat, a location was found for a western town movie set. For its first use in films, it was outfitted with Sedona’s only train rails.
 
Erected by Sedona Historical Society.
 
Location. 34° 52.029′ N, 111° 45.749′ W. Marker is in Sedona, Arizona, in Yavapai County. Marker can be reached from N Hwy 89A. Touch for map

Historic Sedona Marker image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, April 26, 2019
2. Historic Sedona Marker
. Located along the wall within an outdoor mall called The Shops at Hyatt Pińon. Next to Rock & Rouge Shop (D21). 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. Early Uptown (here, next to this marker); First Assembly of God (a few steps from this marker); Early Tourism (a few steps from this marker); Orchards (a few steps from this marker); Sedona Historical Society (a few steps from this marker); The Artist of Sedona (a few steps from this marker); Sedona Schnebly (within shouting distance of this marker); Little Horse Park/Chapel of the Holy Cross (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sedona.
 
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Angel & the Badman Poster image. Click for full size.
courtesy of the Sedona Historical Society
3. Angel & the Badman Poster
Sound Stage image. Click for full size.
courtesy of the Sedona Historical Society
4. Sound Stage
Movie Set image. Click for full size.
courtesy of the Sedona Historical Society
5. Movie Set
John Wayne & Badman image. Click for full size.
courtesy of the Sedona Historical Society
6. John Wayne & Badman
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on May 17, 2019. This page originally submitted on May 11, 2019, by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California. This page has been viewed 44 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on May 11, 2019, by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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