Hollywood in Borrego

590 Palm Canyon Dr
PO Box 243
  Borrego Springs, CA
(760) 767-4275


During the 1950's, Borrego Springs was a favorite hideaway for Hollywood stars, including: 
Burgess Meredith, Gale Gordon, Charles Laughton, Leo Carrillo, Andy Devine, Lon Chaney, Jr.,
Will Rogers, Bing Crosby, John Wayne, James Arness, Frank Morgan and Marilyn Monroe
The following is a partial list of studio films that were made in part in and around Borrego Springs and the Anza-Borrego Desert
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Humphrey Bogart
Legend has it that Humphrey Bogart was making the war movie Sahara in 1943 when he ate these brownies. The movie was filmed in the Anza-Borrego Desert State Park in California. Bogart was served these brownies at the Planterís Hotel in Brawley, California. He liked them so much he asked and received the recipe. Bogart would have this recipe baked time and time again on his movie sets.
Lloyd Bridges
Columbia 1943  


Andromeda Strain, The
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David Wayne

James Olson
Kate Reid
Universal Pictures 1971 Robert Wise Robert Wise
Beastmaster III
The Eye of Braxus
Marc Singer
David Warner
Casper Van Dien
J.D. Hall
MCA Home Entertainment 1995 Geraint Bell
Stu Segal
Sylvio Tabet
David Wise
Gabrielle Beaumont
Beggars of Life
Wallace Beery
Louise Brooks
Paramount Famous Lasky
Grapevine Video
1928 Jesse L. Lasky
Adolph Zukor
William A. Wellman
Black Dawn
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aka "Good Cop, Bad Cop"
Lorenzo Lamas
Four Square Productions 1997 Phil Botana
Scott Vandiver
John DiBello
Warren Beatty
Annette Bening
Elliott Gould
Harvey Keitel
Ben Kingsley
Joe Mantegna
Desert Vision
Mulholland Productions
Baltimore Pictures
1991 Warren Beatty
Mark Johnson
Barry Levinson
Charles Newirth
Barry Levinson
Damnation Alley
Jan Michael  Vincent

George Peppard
20th Century Fox 1977 Jerome M. Zeitman
Paul Maslansky
Jack Smight
Desert Fox, The
James Mason
Sir Cedric Hardwicke
Jessica Tandy
Luther Adler
Everett Sloane
Leo G. Carroll
George Macready
Richard Boone
Dan O’Herlihy
20th Century Fox 1951 Nunnally Johnson Henry  Hathaway
Desert Rats, The
Richard Burton
Robert Newton
James Mason
Robert Douglas
Torin Thatcher
20th Century Fox 1953 Robert L. Jacks Robert Wise
Dying Room Only
Cloris Leachman
Ross Martin
Louise Latham
Dabney Coleman
Ron Feinberg
Ned Beatty
Dana Elcar
Lorimar Film Entertainment
1973 Allen S. Epstein
Neil T. Maffeo
Lee Rich
Philip Leacock
El Lobo Loco William DePriest
Katie Murray
Robert Murray
Keith Eduardo Olmedo
Chip Phasini
Rick Strom
Small Bus Productions 1999 Rick Strom Rick Strom
From The Earth
To The Moon, Episode 10
 "Galileo Was Right"
Brett Cullen
Gareth Williams
Tom Amandes
John Aylward
David Clyde Carr
Michael Raynor
Arland Russel
David Clennon
HBO 1998 Tom Hanks David Carson
Frost, Portrait of a Vampire
Gary Busey
Jeff Manzanares
Charles Lister
Showcase Entertainment 2001 Ron Cutler Kevin VanHook
Never on Tuesday
Claudia Christian
Andrew Lauer
Peter Berg
Dave Anderson
Mark Garbarino
Melvyn Pearls
Brett Seals
Cary Elwes
Emilio Estevez
Gilbert Gotfried
Nicolas Cage
Judd Nelson
Charlie Sheen
Elwes/Wyman Productions
Palisades Entertainment

Paramont Home Video

1981 Cassian Elwes
Frances Fleming
Paul Kimatian
Lionel Wigram
Brad Wyman
Adam Rifkin
Scorpion King, The
Dwayne Johnson
Steven Brand
Kelly Hu
Michael Clarke Duncan
Grant Heslov
Peter Facinelli
Ralph Moeller
Scott L. Schwartz
Andrei Sterling
Sherri Howard
Alphaville Films
Universal Pictures
2002 Vince McMahon Chuck Russell
Scorpion Spring
Ruben Blades
Matthew McConaughey
Esai Morales
Alfred Molina
New Line Home Video
Distant Horizon  Productions
1995 Anant Singh Brian Cox
small time
(aka: Waiting for the Man)
Glenn Plummer
Patrick Cupo
Ernie Reyes
Darren McGavin
Tracey Ross Maribel
Helana May Lim
Saginaw Grant
James Russo
Rae Dawn Chong
Steven Reich
Pee Wee Piemonte
Jeff Fahey
Kushner-Locke International 1998 Mark Balsam
Donald Kushner
Peter Locke
Steven D. Mackler
David Pomier
Larry Rattner
Steven Reich
Jeffrey Reiner
Trip, The
Larry Sullivan
Steve Braun
Ray Baker
James Handy
Faith Salie
Dennis Bailey
Alexis Arquette
Sirena Irwin
Zoe 'Joshua Tree' Logan
Jill St. John
Art Hindle
Christina Cameron Mitchell
Falcon Lair Films 2002 Tom Blount Miles Swain
Young Lions, The
Marlon Brando
Montgomery Clift
Dean Martin
Hope Lange
Barbara Rush
May Britt
Maximilian Schell
20th Century Fox 1958 Al Lichtman Edward  Dmytryk
Wake Island
Brian Donlevy
Macdonald Carey
Robert Preston
William Bendix
Rod Cameron
Barbara Britton
Dane Clark
Alan Hale, Jr.
Paramount Pictures 1942 Joseph Sistrom John Farrow
X-Files (Series Finale)
David Duchovny
Gillian Anderson
Robert Patrick
Ten Thirteen Productions
Thanks to the folks at Internet Movie Database for maintaining such a comprehensive database of films, even though they state that some of the films were filmed in Palm Springs or San Diego, instead of Borrego Springs.  Palm Springs is approximately 90 miles north east of Borrego Springs, and San Diego is 90 miles to the south west. 

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