|Wayne standing in the doorway of a building used in the 1990 film "Desperate Hours"|
Starring Mickey Rourke and Anthony Hopkins
A local family, the Parrys, is responsible for Hollywood's interest in southern Utah. They offered a guide service to visitors and courted the filmmakers until finally, someone listened. Later, the Parry family enlarged their lodge to accommodate the desires of Hollywood stars.
I saw somewhere that the famous director William Wellman was the first to refer to Kanab as Little Hollywood.
|Jackie Rife was a stand-in and stuntwoman on many movie sets. |
The set museum is set up behind the gift shop and made to look like a western town.
That's Wayne looking into the store window while Lexie and Ozzie stay tucked safely in the stroller.
|Barn used in "The Outlaw Josey Wales"|
|This is a single level modular unit. It was built here in Kanab, trucked to Paria and used in "The Attic Door".|
In the film, the dwelling was two story house. The upper level was just a computer graphic.
|From "One Little Indian"|
|Though it looks like I'm suspended mid-air, there's a metal seat under me.|
|This photo is a backdrop built for a 1990 Kenny Loggins concert video shoot in the Grand Canyon.|
|Inside the homestead of Clint Eastwood's "Outlaw Josey Wales" character|
|Notice the crossed gunport in the window used in the final shoot-out!|
|Wayne tried, without success, to order whiskey at the saloon.|
|Lexie and Ozzie noticed a few "shady characters" hanging around.|
|As always, the Native American work is beautiful... but too expensive for my accident-prone hands.|