a fake village

paramount ranch located on the agoura hills of california seems to be an abandoned village at first sight. but it is not even a real one. 

starting from 1923, the area has been a “movie ranch" purchased by paramount pictures for television productions.

the village includes all the necessary features of a regular western town from a saloon to a jail, from a train station to a sheriff's department. 

this built site give the filmmakers the freedom to use the buildings and the surroundings as they need. 

paramount ranch has been a part of hollywood's golden era and hosted lots of productions from the movies such as caught in the draft and the lake house to the tv series such as the cisco kid and the new ones mentalist, weeds, and hulu’s quickdraw.