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Old school 1927 movie map reveals how Hollywood faked the world

05.24.2010
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For you old-timey movie buffs out there, here's an image I stumbled across that I found pretty cool.

It’s a map from 1927 of different locations around Southern California where different types of movies could be shot. The Rockies can be anything from Switzlerand to Siberia, the deserts can be the Sahara or the Sudan. In between we have Africa, New England and Sherwood Forrest if we so choose. Check it out below:

I thought I’d take two seconds and make an updated version of this map, as shooting “on location” is becoming increasingly more passé these days thanks to the likes of James Cameron who can create entire planets in a warehouse.

Extra Tidbit: Yeah yeah, we do more on-location stuff now than I'm giving credit for, but it's less impressive considering we have airplanes to get us there.
Source: Reddit

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1:57AM on 05/25/2010

Nevada

Love how California has tons of stuff, and the entire state of Nevada is summed up as the Sudan Desert
Love how California has tons of stuff, and the entire state of Nevada is summed up as the Sudan Desert
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11:48PM on 05/24/2010
Yeah, Avatar would have been much more immersive had it been shot in death valley.
But I do like that old map, pretty cool. I have a similar map, but it details hookers and their known diseases. Like Crystal on the corner of High and Main st (oral only).
Yeah, Avatar would have been much more immersive had it been shot in death valley.
But I do like that old map, pretty cool. I have a similar map, but it details hookers and their known diseases. Like Crystal on the corner of High and Main st (oral only).
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5:57PM on 05/24/2010

Ha ha

Man I laughed way too hard at that second pic. I needed that. Thanks, Paul
Man I laughed way too hard at that second pic. I needed that. Thanks, Paul
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5:25PM on 05/24/2010
Interesting
Interesting
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3:26PM on 05/24/2010

Ummmm

Hmmmm, someone needs to brush up their geography...It's actually the Sierra Nevada mountain range, not the Rockies. The Rockies go through Colorado.

And according to the map it looks like I grew up in The French Alps/Siberia and now live on the New England Coast!
Hmmmm, someone needs to brush up their geography...It's actually the Sierra Nevada mountain range, not the Rockies. The Rockies go through Colorado.

And according to the map it looks like I grew up in The French Alps/Siberia and now live on the New England Coast!
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2:55PM on 05/24/2010

Cool

very interesting
very interesting
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