My Class

Greetings Film and Television Fans!

Have you ever wondered where the final scene of the silent era was filmed? Or where John Wayne first put on spurs? Or where Frank Sinatra, playing a professional killer in the film Suddenly, once tried to assassinate the president? Or where the Americans “fought” the Battle of Iwo Jima?

Learn the answers to these questions and more when the popular “Newhallywood On Location: History of Film/TV in the SCV” class returns to the Santa Clarita Valley Historical Society for a new session in March, 2011.

The class features lectures, guest speakers, and clips from several of the films and television shows filmed around the area, as well as trips to the actual locations themselves.    

The SCV has been used as Hollywood’s backlot since the earliest days of cinema. It was such a common production site that early producers called the area around Newhall “Newhallywood.” Countless Westerns, dramas, comedies, action, documentaries, and science-fiction films were shot in our area. This tradition continues with some of Hollywood’s biggest films and television shows being lensed locally to this very day.

Plan to attend one of the 2011 classes to learn more about the rich, exciting entertainment history that was created right here in the Santa Clarita Valley.

Dates:                          TBD 

Time:                            Saturdays 1 – 4

Location:                      Saugus Train Station, Heritage Junction, Newhall

Cost:                             $40 for each 3-session class, or $15 per session

Instructor:                   E.J. Stephens

Information:                Call E.J. at 626.483.1205 or visit the web site at

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