M*A*S*H ambulance

Weekly Photo Challenge: Relic

Share a photo of what “relic” means to you — it could be your still-running 1979 Honda Accord Hatchback, an historic building in your town, or an old, rusted farm implement poking up through the long grass in a field.

I thought I’d add some fun relics that most people don’t get to see. Living in Southern California, I’m just a stone’s throw from being able to see where a lot of the old Westerns were shot…and TV shows. For this week’s challenge I’m using photos I took in Malibu Creek State Park. It has been used in several movies and if you hike 3-4 miles in (I think it is) you can see remnants from the TV series M*A*S*H – the original movie was also filmed here. You can see one of the old ambulances, the distance sign, a rusted out vehicle, picnic tables with camoflage protective covering and a shed with some other memorabilia inside.

If you’re interested in seeing what’s been filmed at MCSP, here is a write up from Malibu Life describing a Festival (took place in 2010) that detailed the movie history of the Park.

From the site…

“Malibu Creek State Park has been the location of [myriad] television and motion picture filming use,” Grace said, listing “How Green is My Valley?” and “The Great Dictator.”

Around the corner from the “M*A*S*H*” set is where Ape City, the simian metropolis introduced in the first “Planet of the Apes” (1968), stood.

“There’s a body of water right in front of Ape City, Century Lake, where pieces of ‘Seven Year Itch’ and ‘Love Me Tender’ were filmed,” Rooney said. “Remember the famous cliff jump from ‘Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid?’ The actors themselves were in Utah and jumped five feet onto a platform, but where they end up [via editing] is in Century Lake.”

Thank you for visiting and I hope you enjoyed the relics I showed. If you’d like to see other interpretations, or to join in, click here.

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