Corriganville: Things to See and Do

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Crash Corrigan, every kid's Saddle Pal
 
 

CRASH CORRIGAN IN PERSON

Meet me every Sunday and holiday at
CORRIGANVILLE MOVIE RANCH

2,000 ACRES OF UNSURPASSED BEAUTY

Just 29 miles N.W. of Hollywood, 5 miles north of Chatsworth
      on Scenic Highway 118. A trip to Corriganville is a treat in itself.      

Through California's most beautiful countryside you can see movie sets, Silvertown, Fort Apache, Robin Hood Lake and Forest . . .
and be entertained all day Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays.

"RATED AMONG THE TOP TEN MOST INTERESTING PLACES IN AMERICA"

Crash Corrigan suggests . . . to get the most out of your holiday at Corriganville,
start the day early and BRING YOUR CAMERAS. Have fun --

So read the headlines and footlines from a Corriganville flyer of the 1950s era that enticed young-at-heart and the-younger-yet from all around the world to Ray "Crash" Corrigan's dream movie ranch. There were many "Things to see . . . and things to do!" when you visited Corriganville:


  • AT THE STABLES
    Horseback and pony rides
    Stage coach and hay rides
  • COUNTRY STORE
    Lots of fun, free prizes
  • TRADING POST
    An exact replica of the General Store of the early 1900's
  • FOTO SHOP
    Where you can have your "pitcher took" with movie and TV stars and buy camera supplies
  • NOVELTY STORES
    Trinkets and souvenirs
  • ARCHERY
    Lots of fun for young and old
  • PICNIC GROUNDS
    Relax in Robin Hood Forest near the lake. The setting for many famous movies
  • CHUCK WAGONS
    Where you can get snacks, soft drinks, beer, and hot dogs
  • SILVERTOWN CAFE
    Just an old fashioned eatin' place, nothin' fancy, no fussin', just good food
  • SILVERTOWN SALOON
    Good beer and 5› salami sandwiches. A movie set for countless motion pictures
  • ON WESTERN STREET
    Mingle with the stars, take photographs and collect allgraphs
  Corriganville Flyer - Inner page


EVERYONE HAS FUN AT CORRIGANVILLE

Corriganville Movie Ranch, in Santa Susana, California, was touted as "One of the most interesting places in America to visit." and the "Gateway to a day of fun, thrills, and relaxation in the 'Old Western Tradition'." The ranch was open to the public Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays, with bus service at 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. from 1735 N. Cahuenga, in Hollywood. Admission was $1.00 for adults, 50¢ for children, with special rates for large group picnics. Overnight camping was available and guided tours during movie filming were offered.

Here is a list of many of the interesting spots to visit, places to explore, and things to do:

  • Archery
  • Arena
  • Barbecue Pits
  • Bridges (including one with an underwater camera housing)
  • Burma Road and Meadows
  • Camp Sites
  • Carpernter Shop
  • Caves
  • Chuck Wagons
  • Country Church / Schoolhouse
  • Concessions
  • Corrals
  • Corsican Village
  • Country Store
  • Covered Wagons
  • C.P. Huntington Railroad
  • Crash's Movie Ranch House
  • Dance Hall
  • Dugout/Relay Station
  • Fort Apache
  • Guided Tours
  • Gunfights
  • Hangings
  • Hay Rides
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horse Barns
  • Indians
  • Insert/Chase/Stagecoach Roads
  • Jungle
  • Kiddie Rides
  • Machine Shop
  • Main Entrance and Office
  • Mexican Bordertown
  • Mexican Street
  • Movie Sound Stage
  • Novelty Shops
  • Outlaw/Hide-out Cabins
  • Parking Areas
  • Photo Shop
  • Picnic Areas
  • Pony Rides
  • Restaurant -- seats 100
  • Rest Rooms
  • Robin Hood Forest
  • Robin Hood Lake (and the famous stunt rock)
  • Rodeos
  • Saddle Horses
  • Saloon
  • Shops
  • Silvertown
  • Silvertown Cafe
  • Silvertown Saloon
  • Silvertown Street
  • Silvertown Snack Bar
  • Snack Bars
  • Sound Stage
  • Sound Truck
  • Stables
  • Stage Coach
  • Swimming Pool
  • Swordsman Manor
  • Trading Post
  • Trams (pulled by tractors or horses)
  • Trout Fishing
  • U.S. Post Office
  • Wading Pool
  • Western Merchandise Store
  • Western Street
  Corriganville Flyer - Inner page


MEET MOVIE and TV STARS IN PERSON!

Featured stars, in addition to Ray "Crash" Corrigan himself, were such personalities as:

  • Elaine DuPont
    Crash's wife, leading lady of Rin Tin Tin, Circus Boy, Death Valley Days, Elvis Presley, "Sandy," Ricky Nelson's girlfriend, and Paramount Studios.
  • Max "Alibi" Terhune
    and his dummy Elmer.
  • Charlie Aldrich
  • Tom Ray Corrigan
    Not featured, but later a star in his own right, was
    Crash's son, who was born on the ranch

Some of the craftsmen, entertainers, performers, photographers, stuntmen, and others you might have seen at Corriganville included

  • Joe Allison
  • Andy Anderson
  • "Cherokee" Jim Babcock
  • Michael "Mickey" Banks
  • Jim Banner
  • Bea Bergman
  • Bob Bickston
  • Patrick "Richard" Bousquet
  • Bud Bresh
  • Thom "Tommy" Bresh
  • Carol Brown
  • Dick Brown
  • John Brown
  • "Cherokee" Jim Britt
  • "Mom" Britt
  • "Hi-Pockets" Bussey
  • Roger Carmack
  • Bonnie Chandler
  • Carol Chandler
  • Don Chandler
  • Bob Charnes
  • Keith Coffin
  • Roy "Dusty" Cooper
  • Gary "Rusty" Cooper
  • Ruth Cooper
  • Tom Ray "Tommy" Corrigan
  • Jesse "Wyoming Pete" Cox
  • Steve Crosay
  • Victor "Chief Thunder Cloud" Daniels
  • Cliff Davis
  • Jeanne Davis
  • Kay Davis
  • "Rusty" Dawn
  • Joe Dolan
  • Elaine DuPont
  • Gary Edwards
  • Larry "Wheezer Red" Erickson
  • Roberta Foote
  • Jack Gallagher
  • Debbie Gillum
  • Roy Gillum
  • Steve Gillum
  • Scotty Goirley
  • Carlos "Red Hawk" Guardado
  • Mark Hanna
  • Curtis Holt
  • Jim Howell
  • Randy Howell
  • "Dusty" Ironwing
  • Vallie Keene
  • Ernie Kelch
  • Monty Laird
  • Peggy LaMar
  • Tex Lambert
  • Jackie Lamont
  • Linda Layton
  • Jim LeBowe
  • "Buck" Lee
  • Pauline "Princess Little Fawn" Lee
  • Gracie Lee
  • Dick Leming
  • Billy Leszars
  • Stephen Lodge
  • Betty Luther
  • George Luther
  • Robert "Buck" Maffei
  • Sandy Mandering
  • Melody McCord
  • Jack McElroy
  • Paula McElroy
  • Bill Melman
  • Billy Mize
  • Buddy Mize
  • Jody Mooney
  • Larry Mooney
  • Bill Nelson
  • John Newman
  • Jean O'Dey
  • Pat Parker
  • Bob Pierce
  • Ralph Pierce
  • Bill Raymond
  • Howard "Smoggy Mountain Slim" Rice
  • Pat Richards
  • Rick Richards
  • Lance Rimmer
  • Jack Roberts
  • Walt Robles
  • Cory Rodgers
  • Joe Romero
  • Dave Rossi
  • Roy Runyon
  • Kimo Santana
  • Jim Sergeant
  • Ray Saunders
  • Russ Saunders
  • Russ Schoonover
  • "Slim" Scott
  • Dick Shane
  • Donald "Shorty" Shea
  • Ricky Silva
  • Rita Silva
  • Chuck Simmons
  • Barlow Simpson
  • Connie Soto
  • Joe Soto
  • "Big" Jim Stellar
  • "Blackie" Storm
  • Billie Strange
  • Mike Swaim
  • Vickie Swaim
  • Richard "Fresno Tack" Takakjian
  • Tony Tartaro
  • Robert "Max" Terhune
  • Johnny Thunder
  • Dickie Ungar
  • Jerry Vance
  • Lance Victor
  • Don Wagner
  • Jeannie Ward
  • Jim Wardell
  • Dick Warlock
  • Jesse Wayne
  • Bill Wendy
  • Duke West
  • Tex Wheeler
  • Chief White Tall Eagle
  • Bill Williams
  • Angie Willingham
  • Bill "Willy" Willingham
  • Virgil Wood
  • George M. "Buck" Young
  • Ruby "Red" Young
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Stuntman Patrick -Richard- Bousquet

Patrick "Stoney" Bousquet

Elaine DuPont and Ray Crash Corrigan

Elaine DuPont
(w/Ray "Crash" Corrigan)

Stuntman Victor Chief Thunder Cloud Daniels

Victor Daniels

Stuntman Tommy Bresh

Tommy Bresh

Stuntman Cliff Davis

Cliff Davis

Stuntwoman Kay Davis

Kay Davis

Stuntman Robert Max Terhune

Max Terhune

Stuntman Robert Max Terhune

Dick Warlock