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01: XIMICO, GUATEMALA



NOTES
An important duty for Mort Rabinowitz [PRODUCTION DESIGNER] was the building of the small South American village where the beginning and end of the film are set.

"The Latin town was shot on the Burbank backlot and the San Fernando Valley Mission,” says Rabinowitz. “We used the interior of the mission church, and I built an adobe-style native hut on stage."

SOURCE: Cinefantastique, Volume 9 Number 2


01.01: EXTERNAL (MISSION CHURCH)
Location: Mission San Xavier del Bac, 1950 West San Xavier Road, Tucson, AZ 85746
Datum Point: 32.107102, -111.007956
Notes: According to Richard Kobritz this was stock footage.

Scene 001: SUNSET
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©Date Unknown - LatinAmericanStudies.org
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©2013 Gone With The Wynns ®
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©2011
Michael Wifall
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Scene 109: SUNSET
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01.02: INTERNAL (MISSION CHURCH)
Location: San Fernando Valley Mission, 15151 San Fernando Mission Boulevard, Mission Hills, CA 91345
Location Visit: 16 May 2015
Datum Point: 34.273985, -118.461895

Scene 001: SUNSET
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©(post-1971) unknown
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Notes: Vintage postcard from around the time of filming. This building had been almost completely rebuilt following a devastating earthquake back in 1971. This area was left until last to be restored. 

©2015
 Ian S.Bolton
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Notes: Now fully restored.

©1906 calisphere
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Notes: And going back to the 'big one' of 1906.

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©2015 Ian S. Bolton
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Notes: The pulpit, with steps and handrail, as seen behind Ben Mears (David Soul) and Mark Petrie (Lance Kerwin).

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©2015 Ian S. Bolton
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Notes: The floor hasn't changed although pews now cover the spot where the font was located.

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©2015 Ian S. Bolton
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©2015 Ian S. Bolton
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©2015 Ian S. Bolton
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Notes: Although the right hand painting may be a smaller one now (or at least hung higher than when filming took place) I believe the left hand painting is the same one.

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©2015 Ian S. Bolton
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Notes: The candles and Mr Soul may be gone but little else has changed here.

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©2015 Ian S. Bolton
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Notes: Yes, that is the same painting.


01.03: EXTERNAL (NATIVE HUT)
Location: Backlot, Burbank (now Warner Bros.) Studios
Notes: Could be Warner Ranch?

Scene 110: NIGHT
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01.04: INTERNAL (NATIVE HUT)
Location: Backlot, Burbank (now Warner Bros.) Studios
Notes: Could be Warner Ranch?

Scene 110: NIGHT
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