Old Tucson Taken Over by Covid Banditos
For 81 years, Old Tucson has survived as a movie and TV set and a popular tourist attraction. Built by Columbia Pictures in 1939, it has been used in the filming of hundreds of movies and TV shows. John Wayne, Gene Autry, Ronald Reagan, Bing Crosby, Ingrid Bergman, Glenn Ford, Kurt Russell, Dean Martin, Tom Selleck, Gene Hackman, Michael Landon, Burt Reynolds, Clint Eastwood, Charles Bronson, Robert Mitchum, Elvis Presley, Angie Dickinson, Steve McQueen, and Steve Martin walked the streets with the cameras rolling. Who didn’t? Practically every “A List” Western and period actor worked here at some point.
Movies like Rio Bravo, Rio Lobo, El Dorado, McLintock, Red River, Gunfight at the O.K. Corral, Winchester ’73, The Three Amigos, The Man Who Loved Cat Dancing, 3:10 to Yuma, The Bells of St. Mary’s, The Outlaw Josey Wales, The Quick and the Dead, and Tombstone were filmed at least partially in Old Tucson along with TV shows like Little House on the Prairie, Bonanza, Rawhide, Gunsmoke, The Sacketts, Wagon Train, Wanted Dead or Alive, Have Gun Will Travel, Death Valley Days, Highway to Heaven, High Chaparral, and The Young Riders.
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