Actor Brian Keith works with a movie camera on horseback on the set in the Tucson Mountains of "Scandalous John" in 1970. It's the story of a one-cow cattle drive and the efforts of an old man to save his historic land from obliteration.
Actress Lilia Skala, left, with actor Sidney Poitier on the set of "Lillies of the Field" in Tucson in December, 1962. Poitier won an Oscar for Best Actor for the movie. He was the first African-American to win the award.
Actor Craig T. Nelson, who attended the University of Arizona on a drama scholarship, waves to the crowd at the 1990 UA Homecoming parade on the UA Mall. Nelson struggled after college, but got a good role in the Al Pacino film, "And Justice for All." He went on to a lead role in Steven Spielberg's "Poltergeist." But he may be best known for the TV series, "Coach."
Cleveland Indians baseball players take a break from Spring Training in the 1950s to visit Old Tucson Studios. From left, Early Wynn, Don Mossi, Bobo Lemon Hal Narango, Jim Hegan, Jim Hegan, George Strickland, Bobby Avila, Hank Aguirre, and Hoot Evers chat with actor John Ireland, with rifle. Ireland played Johnny Ringo in "Gunfight at the O.K. Corral," filmed at Old Tucson in the mid-1950s.
Actress Jayne Mansfield with boyfriend (later husband) MIckey Hargitay, left, and notable actor Broderick Crawford at Tucson International Airport in March, 1957. The trio was in town for a party at a local dude ranch. Actress Mariska Hargitay is their daughter.
During rehearsal at the Santa Rita Hotel, actors Loyal T. Lucas, Jean Engstrom, Donald Cook and Harvey Korman (later known for "The Carol Burnett Show" and the movie "Blazing Saddles") get ready for their performance of the play, "The King of Hearts," as part of the Tucson Winter Playhouse in January 1956. The play was to be under a tent at the Rillito Park.
Actors Anthony Edwards, far right and Robert Carradine, center, stumble with their suitcases during a scene for the film, "Revenge of the Nerds" on Jan. 30, 1984. Annette Knapp, far left and Susan Schellmeyer, were extras who played the part of picnickers on the University of Arizona Mall. The movie was filmed on areas in and around the campus.
Actor Cliff Robertson, right, and Rep. Morris K. Udall, D-Ariz., second from right, discuss the arts and the prospects for federal supporting funds with representatives of Tucson theater groups at the Invisible Theatre on Aug. 21, 1978. Robertson was black-listed after unraveling major fraud at Columbia Pictures in the 1970s.
Ross Hunter, left, and actor Peter Finch, standing, right, on the set of "Lost Horizon" at Ryan Field west of Tucson on May 1, 1972. 500 extras were recruited for the remake of the original film from 1937. Finch won a posthumous Oscar for Best Actor for the movie "Network" in 1976.
Actor Josh Brolin, who played Jimmy Hickok in the television show "The Young Riders" on the set at Old Tucson Studios in August, 1989. Brolin is now an accomplished actor, with noted roles in "American Gangster" and "No Country for Old Men."
Actor Jack Lemmon shivering on a cold day in November, 1955, during filming of "It Happened One Night" at the Lewis Douglas ranch near Sonoita. Lemmon was forced to spend long periods of time in the water for a "dunking" scene.
Paul Newman gets his shoes shined at the historic Pima County Courthouse on the set of the movie "Pockey Money" in 1971. Onlookers packed the balcony to watch the legendary actor at work. The movie was filmed throughout S. Arizona, including Patagonia, Empire Ranch and Ajo.
Actor Efrem Zimbalist Jr. catches some rays on the set of "Reward" at Old Tucson on June 15, 1964. Director is Serge Bourguignon who directed part of the movie from the saddle as he is an expert horseman.
Actress Michelle Carey (best known for her role in "El Dorado" with John Wayne) on the set of "Scandalous John" at Old Tucson in November, 1970. Carey spent most of her career in supporting TV roles, including three appearances in "The Wild Wild West."
Writer-director Burt Kennedy, right, on the set of "Young Billy Young," aka "Who Rides with Kane" at Old Tucson in July, 1968. Actor John Anderson is at left. Kennedy, a decorated WWII veteran, also directed "The War Wagon," "Support Your Local Gunfighter," and episodes for several TV show.
New York Jets quarterback Joe Namath, left, and actress Ann-Margaret arrived at Tucson International Airport on April, 10, 1970, and were greeted by a "posse" who branded them as horse thieves. The two were in Tucson for filming of the movie, "C.C. Ryder and Company," written by Ann-Margaret's husband, Roger Smith (a University of Arizona graduate).
On his way to Mexico to film a movie, actor Larry Hagman had a two-hour layover in Tucson on March 10, 1982. While waiting, Hagman, better known as J. R. Ewing of the popular TV show "Dallas," showed off his anti-smoking device to airport employees. A reformed smoker, Hagman carried a teddy bear-shaped plastic bottle. When he pressed its tummy a ring would pop up so he could blow bubbles. Hagman said it helped when he had the urge to smoke.
Tourists watch actor Cameron Mitchell, foreground on horseback, during filming at Old Tucson in 1977. It was likely for "How the West Was Won," starring James Arness and filmed at many locations throughout the West.
Before he was the Governator, the Terminator or even Conan the Barbarian, Arnold Schwarzenegger was a 28-year-old aspiring actor promoting his movie, "Stay Hungry," during a visit to Tucson in August 1976. The Austrian-born newcomer was a relative unknown except for those in the international body-building world who knew him as the former Mr Universe and Mr Olympia. During his stay he gave interviews to the local media, worked out at the gym of a friend, Carlos Rodriguez, and took a dip in the pool at the Doubletree Inn.
Actor Richard Egan, left, goes over script with former heavyweight champion Sonny Liston on the set of "Moonier" at El Rancho Diablo west of Tucson in November, 1969. Liston died on Dec. 30, shortly after filming.
Actress Jayne Mansfield at Tucson International Airport in March, 1957. She was accompanied by her boyfriend, Mickey Hargitay, and her pregnant chihuahua, Charla, and actor Broderick Crawford for a party at a nearby dude ranch.
Actor James Arness from the "Gunsmoke" television series, compares boot sizes with Texas Ranger Capt. Clint Peoples while in Tucson on January 30, 1959. Peoples extended an invitation to Arness to attend a dinner in Austin where he would be made an honorary Ranger.
Actor Glenn Ford and a classic pose during "Pistolero" at Old Tucson in October, 1966. The other filming location of Sabino Canyon. Ford was the villian in "3:10 to Yuma," also filmed at Old Tucson and Southern Arizona.