Magazine article Sunset

How the West Won Hollywood

Magazine article Sunset

How the West Won Hollywood

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Well always love Noir L.A. and Wild West mesas, but here are 10 new cinematic hot spots to add to the list of must-see movie locales.

1 "HOLLYWOOD north" Vancouver, B.C., earned this moniker for all the movies shot here. On Location's tours shuttle through Gastown and Yaletown for a peek at film sets, which could include the new Godzilla. $100 U.S.; onlocation toursvancouver.com

2 PORTLANDIA on THE BIG SCREEN In this year's C.O.G., the first big-screen adaptation of David Sedaris's essays, Sedaris's character hawks Oregon-shaped clocks at a Portland craft fair. You won't find those at the city's Crafty Wonderland shop, but you will find Oregonshaped pillows among the handmade goods. craftyivonderland.com

3 THE GODFATHER IN WINE COUNTRY The movie gallery at the Francis Ford Coppola Winery in Geyserville, California, includes two floors of relics like Don Corleone's desk from TheGod/atherand Coppola's Oscar for the 1972 film./ranciscoppola ivinery.com

4 MAY THE FORCE BE INS.F. Getan inside look at the moviemaker's craft at the Walt Disney Family Museum's exhibit The Magic Behind Stop Motion animation, which features a replica of a Star Wars AT-AT. $20; through Apr 28; waltdisney,org

5 DEADWOOD LIVES In the oak-dotted hills of Santa Clarita, about 40 minutes northwest of Hollywood, movie ranches provide the backdrop for westerns old and new. At Melody Ranch Studio's museum, you can see cool memorabilia from Wyatt Earp to the more recent Deadwood. melodyranchstudio.com

6 HERE'S STANLEY! L.A. County Museum of Art's Stanley Kubrick exhibit includes his photography from his Look magazine days, production sketches, screenplays, and an angry letter from a pastor condemning Lolita. …

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