Saturday, April 8, 2017

Greetings from Monument Valley, Arizona/Utah

From Retiring Guy's postcard collection

Great meals in Monument Valley.  (San Juan Record, 4/4/2017)
Originally, the site where the Stagecoach Dining Room is located first started out as a movie prop when John Ford began making movies down in Monument Valley. 

It became the mess hall for movie crews and cast. The cook would prepare the food, ring the bell (still displayed out front), and everyone would come in to eat family style. Read more: San Juan Record - Classifieds, Events, Businesses in Monticello, San Juan County, Utah - Great meals in Monument Valley.

Monument Valley in the Movies.  (CBS Sunday Morning)

Movies directed by John Ford filmed in Monument Valley
  • Stagecoach (1939)
  • My Darling Clementine (1946)
  • Fort Apache (1948)
  • She Wore a Yellow Ribbon (1949)
  • Rio Grande (1950)
  • Wagon Master (1950)
  • The Searchers (1956)
  • Sergeant Rutledge (1960)
  • How the West Was Won (1962; multiple directors)
  • Cheyenne Autumn (1964; Ford's last film)

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