BLAZING SADDLES, 1974

Director

Mel Brooks

Cast

visit the film locations

Vasquez Rocks Natural Area Park, 10700 West Escondido Canyon Road, near Agua Dulce Springs, California (tel: 661.268.0840; admission free)

Warner Bros VIP Studio Tour, 4000 Warner Boulevard off the Ventura Freeway, Burbank (tel: 001/818.954.1951)

Grauman's Chinese Theatre, 6925 Hollywood Boulevard (Hollywood/Highland, Metro Red Line)


Trivia

See more Mel Brooks with High Anxiety

Blazing Saddles location: Vasquez Rocks, southern California

Blazing Saddles location: Hedley Lamarr commands allegiance: Vasquez Rocks, southern California

The most raucously sidesplitting Mel Brooks movie, graced with a message of anti-racism.

The climax, with Hedley Lamarr (Harvey Korman) commanding allegiance from his assorted bad guys, is at Vasquez Rocks Natural Area Park, 10700 West Escondido Canyon Road, near Agua Dulce Springs, southern California. The striking formation can be seen in lots of other films, including The Flintstones and Star Trek (2009).

But the starring role in the big fight scene goes to the backlot at Warner Bros. See it for yourself on the excellent Warner Bros VIP Studio Tour, 4000 Warner Boulevard, Burbank.

Blazing Saddles location: Grauman's Chinese Theatre, Hollywood Boulevard, Hollywood, Los Angeles

Blazing Saddles location: Hedley Lamarr gets a cab to the legendary Grauman’s Chinese Theatre, Hollywood Boulevard, Hollywood, Los Angeles

Lamarr gets a cab at the studio entrance: “Drive me off this picture!”, to the fabulous Grauman’s Chinese Theatre, 6925 Hollywood Boulevard.

The theatre opened in 1929 with the premiere of Cecil B DeMille’s King of Kings and you’ll hardly need reminding of the 180 or so hand-, foot-, nose- and whatever-prints of the famous gracing its forecourt, the tradition begun accidentally (oh yeah), by Norma Talmadge, Mary Pickford or Douglas Fairbanks Sr, according to which version of the legend you choose to believe.

You can see the theatre’s famous frontage again in Speed, and its interior in Martin Scorsese’s The Aviator.




Buy the DVD

Region 1

Region 2



Buy the book

Amazon.com

Amazon.co.uk