Many Thanks go out to the people who have worked at the Ranch, past and present, and everyone who has helped make this site possible by sharing their knowledge and information. Your contribution is invaluable.
The original Back-Lot for Columbia Pictures Studios.
This website is here for all the fans of, and those who worked at, the Columbia Pictures Ranch. I don't claim to be an authority on the subject, but I hope to share my many years of research and gathered information with all those visiting the website, who like me, are interested in the Ranch. The Real Estate market in the Los Angeles and Burbank area has driven the movie studios to tear down and sell off these pieces of what should be considered Historical Landmarks. My hope is that sites like this will help preserve the History of these icons for our future generations of Hollywood Magic buffs.
Throughout the site you will find numerous rare pictures, either by me, shared with me, from my collection or ones I have stumbled upon in the process of my research, and hope to add more as I find them. Also please note that there is a Facebook Page that you can visit and perhaps share stories of your knowledge, experience or memories of the Ranch. My hope is that it will build a small community of people that would like to be involved in preserving the Ranch's history before it slips away another generation.
The Ranch is located in Burbank, in the San Fernando Valley, California and is now called Warner Bros. Ranch Facilities (owned and operated by Warner Bros. Studios). The Ranch started as a 40 acre plot purchased by Harry Cohn to use as a 'Back Lot' for Columbia, situated at the corner of Hollywood Way and Oak Street. (Read more on the History of the Ranch by clicking on the History button)
The Ranch was (still is) the backdrop for many of the movies and television shows that we all love. i.e. 'High Noon', 'The Wild One', 'Mr. Deeds Goes to Town', 'The Three Stooges', 'The Monkees', 'Bewitched', 'The Partridge Family' and 'Hazel'... just to name of a few.
Note that this website and FB page are NOT affiliated with Warner Bros. Studios . T his website is a labor of love/pet project and not in any way intended to gain or make profit. It is solely here for preservation of the historic value.