Come along as SCV residents and film historians E.J. and Kim Stephens guide you to several famous filming sites in the Santa Clarita Valley. The tour departs from the Cowboy Festival Parking area and we head north towards Castaic, where we will tour the LIMS Studios to see how the entire process of filmmaking is done. From there we pause at Paul Walker’s tragic crash site, and pass by Tesoro Adobe, the home of Western star Harry Carey. Next, we pass by Mystery Mesa and Box Canyon, two of the most popular film locations in all of Los Angeles County. Then it’s on to Agua Dulce and a stop at Vasquez Rocks, where hundreds of Westerns have been shot since the dawn of film. We will tour the new interpretive center before heading down to the center of the park, where we will spend time among the majestic monoliths seen so often in motion pictures and on television. We then pause to admire the site of the final scene of the entire Silent Era, where Charlie Chaplin and Paulette Goddard walked off down Sierra Highway at the conclusion of Modern Times. Heading back to Newhall, we pass several filming sites along the way, including Disney’s Golden Oak Ranch. Please wear comfortable walking shoes.