Catch a film featuring our red rock scenery on TV: Wild Rovers (1971, filmed in Flagstaff, Sedona and Monument Valley) starring William Holden, Ryan O’Neal and Karl Malden; directed by Blake Edwards. Airing July 19 at 8 p.m. and July 20 at 3 a.m. on Encore Westerns. (Both scheduled screenings are Eastern Time.)
Having played host to more than 60 Hollywood productions—from the early years of cinema through the 1970s—Sedona, Arizona’s unsung role in American film is the topic of this blog. Here, once and for all Sedona gets her due as a key location in movie history, a silent but stunning backdrop to all genres of movies including silent films, B westerns, World War II propaganda, and film noir.