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Sedona Movie Legacy with Clancy Sage, Scottsdale Heritage Museum

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During the golden era of westerns, almost every major studio and every famous film star came to Sedona to make a movie, most of them westerns. After World War II, it was not uncommon for two film crews to be in town shooting at the same time. Over more than three decades as “Arizona’s Little Hollywood”, as many as 100 feature films were made with red rock country backdrops. Today, Clancy Sage, a volunteer historian at the Sedona Heritage Museum, will share Sedona's film legacy beginning with the first movie made in Oak Creek Canyon in 1923, a silent film version of Zane Grey's "Call of the Canyon", to the last of the star-studded western classics made around Sedona. Guests will enjoy the vintage photos of movie-makers and some of Hollywood's greatest movie legends while in Sedona on set. Memories from local residents working for the film studios and mingling with famous actors will be shared. Highlights will include discussion of some of the favorite locations that leveraged Sedona's natural beauty, along with stories of the drama both in front of and behind the scenes.