Franklin Canyon Park & Lakes- Various TV & films- Beverly Hills, California, USA
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member calgriz
N 34° 07.219 W 118° 24.678
11S E 369848 N 3776396
Quick Description: Upper Lake areas of Franklin Canyon Park was the location for many TV & films. Maybe most famous is the fishing hole walk for the opening titles of the Andy Griffith Show. The show's theme lyrics originally were about "goin' to the fishin' hole".
Location: California, United States
Date Posted: 4/22/2014 9:33:00 AM
Waymark Code: WMKJPG
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher
Views: 3

Long Description:
Andy Griffith and Ron Howard walking in Franklin Canyon, filmed on July 26, 1960. The fishing hole, Myers Lake, from The Andy Griffith Show is Franklin Lake. Franklin Canyon Park is a public park located near Benedict Canyon at the eastern end of the Santa Monica Mountains. The park comprises 605 acres, and is located at the purported geographical center of the city of Los Angeles. The park features a 3-acre (12,000 m2) lake, a duck pond and over five miles of hiking trails. The lake and pond are visited by birds in the Pacific Flyway. The park was used for the hitchhiking scene in It Happened One Night, and the opening credits of The Andy Griffith Show.

Some Television Shows: Bonanza, Lassie, That Girl,,How the West Was Won, Some alien landscapes from Star Trek (including The Paradise Syndrome). Most episodes of Combat!, The Brady Bunch,, Matlock,, Quantum Leap, Hunter, Dynasty, Falcon Crest,Camp Runamuck,,The Young and the Restless, and Murder She Wrote.

Some Films:
The characters portrayed by Claudette Colbert and Clark Gable attempt to hitchhike in It Happened One Night. Claudette Colbert's famous hitch-hiking scene from It Happened One Night (1934). The lagoon from Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954) is Franklin Lake. The duck pond next to the reservoir was used in On Golden Pond (1981). Rural roads were filmed here Dr. Dolittle 2 (2001),,A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984), Private Lives (1931), The Silence of the Lambs (1991),
Camp Nowhere (1992), Kindergarten Cop (1990), ,The Great Outdoors (1988), The Manchurian Candidate (1962),,Drowning Mona (2000),
100 Million BC (2008).

Franklin Park
2600 Franklin Canyon Dr, Beverly Hills, CA 90210
(310) 858-7272 ext. 131
Movie or TV Show: The Andy Griffith Show

Year Released or First Aired: 1,960.00

IMDB Link: [Web Link]

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