Wow! I bet you KNEW I'd be all over this one! How wonderful. You've got to wonder why they left it? It was so beautiful, and in such gorgeous surroundings.
MaryAlice, I posted this set for you. My computer's been in the shop for several days. I was able to use my husband's, but that didn't give me access to my photo album. Finally I'm in touch with it once again, and I wondered what I could post. Then--since I was still in "barn mode," I remembered taking these last spring on our trip to Wyoming, and I looked to see what I had!
I am honored that you posted this set just for me! I love them all, as you knew I would.
"Barn Mode" is a wonderful mode in which to be! I seem to stay there 24/7.
I'm so excited that my barn enthusiasm has worn off, as I have certainly enjoyed all of this set and the few prior to these in the snowy setting.
I'm happy to hear that you're once again back in touch as well. Computer break down is not a pretty thing.
Thank you so much for sharing your magnificent photos with me, as well as your thoughts and comments.
I love the subtle colours in this one. Looks like an old forgotten John Wayne film set. That is the sort of picture I aspire to.
Thanks, skida. If I'd shot the view to the left, toward the mountains, you'd have seen what a perfect film set this would have been!
Hi ladys. Not to intrude, but I have some trivia that you may be interested in. I was scanning the Jackson Hole area on Google Earth, trying to find the cabin I visited on a trip in 2006. Your comments regarding a "film set" are spot on. This cabin was actually built in 1952 or '53 by Paramount Pictures for the movie SHANE. This is my all-time favorite movie. I've probably seen it 25 times. The majority of the outdoor scenes were filmed on location, outside Jackson Hole. The cabin was one of the homesteader homes in the movie and was filmed in a brief shot during a cattle stampeed. I was with the Secret Service at the time of my visit w/VP Cheney who has a home outside of Jackson Hole. After working my shift each day, another agent and I spent hours trying to locate film locations from the movie. After speaking with every local old timer I could find, I was put onto this cabin. We walked through snow about 4 feet deep to get to it. Surprisingly, entire log cabins and buildings were erected for the movie scenes, as opposed to "prop fronts". I was informed that unfortunately, this cabin is the only remaining. Just thought I'd pass this info on.
Wonderful pictures. Take care, Eric
Thanks, Eric, for this fascinating information! I see that Shane opened in the spring of '53, so this would have been build in '52 or so. My parents and I visited Jackson Hole in 1949 and again 1953, so we were very interested in the film. In those days, movies didn't open everywhere simultaneously. A more limited number of reels of film traveled to the towns after they were shown in the cities, so I don't know when it would have reached my small hometown in Illinois, but I know we went to see it when it arrived. I have seen it a few times since then, but not 25 times!
Best wishes, Marilyn
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