The famed Paramount Ranch, which served as a set for quite a few Hollywood tv exhibits and movies over virtually a century, was destroyed within the so-called Woolsey Hearth in California, the Nationwide Park Service, which operates the location, mentioned in a social media submit on Friday.
“We’re sorry to share the information that the #WoolseyFire has burned Western City at #ParamountRanch in Agoura,” the submit mentioned. “We don’t have any particulars or images, however it’s our understanding that the buildings have burned. This space is an lively a part of the incident and we can’t entry it.”
The two,700-acre web site, which supplied lush panoramic views of the Santa Monica mountains, was a taking pictures location for the primary two seasons of the HBO present “Westworld.”
“‘Westworld’ just isn’t at present in manufacturing, and because the space has been evacuated, we don’t but know the extent of the injury to any buildings remaining there. Most significantly, our ideas exit to all these affected by these horrible fires,” the community mentioned in a press release. The first taking pictures location for the present is on the unaffected Melody Ranch in Santa Clarita, which is the place its Fundamental Road scenes are filmed. Melody Ranch can be the place the “Deadwood” film is being filmed.
The ranch, which till Friday resembled a city straight out of a western, was initially developed in 1927, when Paramount Footage bought the lot within the previous Rancho Las Virgenes and used it for varied movies, together with “The Maid of Salem” (1937) and “The Adventures of Marco Polo” (1938). Within the 1950s, Paramount offered the lot to William Hertz, who constructed the everlasting western city that will serve many shoots and as a vacationer vacation spot.
Over the subsequent a number of a long time, the ranch would change palms a number of instances, till the Nationwide Park Service took over possession of a portion of the lot in 1980. Since then, the city was a filming location for the 1990s CBS present “Dr. Quinn, Medication Girl,” the Clint Eastwood movie “American Sniper” (2014) and as a ghost city within the 1981 model of “Scream,” amongst many others.
California has been battling three main fires, one within the northern Sierra and two west of Los Angeles.
In Southern California, the authorities ordered residents of Malibu, the Los Angeles beach-town residence of many Hollywood celebrities, to evacuate. One of many actors who evacuated Malibu was Martin Sheen. His son Charlie Sheen posted a Twitter message on Friday, saying he couldn’t contact his dad and mom. They had been discovered secure by an area tv crew on Zuma Seashore.
“Emilio, Ramon, Renee, Charlie, we’re superb; we’re at Zuma Seashore and we’re most likely going to sleep within the automobile tonight. We’re simply superb,” Mr. Sheen advised a reporter from Fox 11.
Different taking pictures places that could be in peril, in response to Robert Mills, head of different programming at ABC, embody the Bachelor Mansion, the place the fact present “The Bachelor” is shot.
The mansion, which is primarily a household residence that’s used throughout manufacturing of “The Bachelor,” is in one of many areas that has been evacuated, a spokesman for the manufacturing firm mentioned. The spokesman mentioned the roads across the residence had been closed and that it “could also be intact with injury to surrounding buildings, however don’t have any method to affirm.”