October 18, 2011

Old Tucson Studios

Oh happy day!  I was recently  blessed with a long-overdue visit with my friend, Kim from high school.  We had a wonderful time together and didn't sit still a moment she was here.  Sunday our plans took us out to Old Tucson Movie Studios with the family.

 Diane and Kim

Old movie set for the tv show High Chaparal

 My dentist office.  :)

A view of some of the new sets behind the horse and stagecoach.  New building has been going on at the studio since the fire destroyed some of the best sets like those used in the series, Gunsmoke.

Gorgeous buildings with tons of southwest personality.

Thank goodness for modern washers and dryers (and clothes!).

The old train and church.

Grandchildren Sean, Jeff, Juliet and Andrew dressed in period costumes for their vintage photo shoot. 
 Oh did they ever have fun!!!

Lastly, Kim and I hanging out with a few of the locals.  :)

Happy trails to you!


  1. What fun!!! Can't wait till we can make that trip too. I miss Arizona...and most of all my friends there.

  2. What a fun place to visit! Glad you had such a great visit with Kim!!!

  3. What fun! Great pics, too.

    Hugs, Kaye xoxox

  4. The period photos are priceless!

  5. so much fun..lovely pictures xx

  6. Fun to see photos of Old Tucson again. We went there often when we lived just on the other side of Gates Pass (well, we were always going there or to the Desert Museum!). My dad worked at Old Tucson Studios after he retired. He was a security guard, often working when they were filming, and loved being able to dress in old western clothes :)


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