Not only has Sedona become a favorite vacation destination, artist colony and new age mecca, it has also been a favorite location for the Hollywood set.
Beginning in 1923, many movies and commercials have been and continue to be filmed in this red rock paradise. Most of the movies were “Western” movies produced in black and white, it would have added so much to the movies if they were in color.
One of the most popular modern day movies filmed in the area was National Lampoon’s “Vacation”, starring Chevy Chase.
It is the scene where aunt Edith is tied to the roof of the car and they are stopped overlooking a valley. That scene was shot on Schnebly Hill Road just before the road descends into the Verde Valley.
Growing up on a dairy farm in southeastern Indiana, Gary traveled very little until midlife, when the opportunity became available to him.
Grabbing his camera and a bag full of equipment, he began his vision quest traveling to most areas of the United States and several countries abroad.
Along the way he collected several thousand photographs that he wants to share with everyone.
Gary decided the best way to accomplish his goal was to publish photo documentaries on the various areas of the world he has visited.
What will follow will be several photography books, who knows how many will wind up in his collection.
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