Lake Los Angeles is one of many dry lakes in the northern reaches of Los Angeles County, located east of Palmdale. While it has been used for television westerns, such as "Hondo", it was also used in the B-Western days.
Photograph used through the permission of Mike & John Del Gaudio
DIRECTIONS: From Los Angeles, take Interstate 5 north to the 14 Freeway north. Exit at Palmdale Blvd and turn right (east). Turn left (north) at 170th Street East. Turn left at Avenue P. You are at Lake Los Angeles and Lovejoy Springs. The area has been changed since the filming days, but you will find residential streets with names such as Mackennas Gold, High Chaparral, and Rawhide.
"Mexicali Kid" (Monogram 1938) Directed by: Wallace Fox. Cast: Jack Randall, Wesley Barry, Eleanor Stewart, Ed Cassidy, Bud Osborne, George Chesebro, Ernie Adams, William von Bricken, Frank LaRue, Sherry Tansey.
"Trigger Smith" (Monogram 1939) Directed by: Alan James. Cast: Jack Randall, JOyce Bryant, Frank Yaconelli, Forrest Taylor, Dennis Moore, Dave O'Brien, Sherry Tansey, Ed Cassidy, Jim Corey, Reed Howes, Warner Richmond.
"Overland Mail" (Monogram 1939) Directed by: Robert Hill. Cast: Jack Randall, Vince Barnett, Jean Joyce, Tristam Coffin, Glenn Strange, Goerge Cleveland, Harry Semels, Dennis Moore, Merrill McCormack, Joe Garcia, maxine Leslie, James Sheridan, Hal Price.
"Trigger Jr." (Republic 1950) Directed by: William Witney. Cast: Roy Rogers, Dale Evans, Pat Brady, Gordon Jones, Grant Withers, Peter Miles, George Cleveland, Frank Fenton, I. Stanford Jolley, Stanley Andrews, The Raynor Lehr Circus, Foy Willing and the Riders of the Purple Sage.
"South of Caliente" (Republic 1951) Directed by: William Witney. Cast: Roy Rogers, Dale Evans, Pinky Lee, Douglas Fowley, Pat Brady, Charlita, Rick Roman, Leonard Penn, Willie Best, Frank Richards, Lillian Molieri, George J. Lewis, Marguerite McGill, Roy Rogers Riders.
"Pals of the Golden West" (Republic 1951) Directed by: William Witney. Cast: Roy Rogers, Dale Evans, Estelita Rodriguez, Pinky Lee, Roy Barcroft, Anthony Caruso, Edwardo Jimenez, Ken Terrell, Emmett Vogan, Maurice Jara, Roy Rogers Riders.
"The Last Musketeer" (Republic 1952) Directed by: William Witney. Cast: Rex Allen, Mary Ellen Kay, Slim Pickens, James Anderson, Boyd "Red" Morgan, Monte Montague, Michael Hall, Alan Bridge Stan Jones, The Republic Rhythm Riders.