In the photo above, Bob Cummings (in white hat) acts in a scene from "The Carpetbaggers" shot at the Santa Fe train station in Pasadena.
The film debuted in 1964 and also starred George Peppard, Alan Ladd and Carrol Baker.
Pasadena has been the location of hundreds of films, TV shows, commercials, music videos and more.
In "Gone with the Wind," the Arroyo Seco doubled as Ashley Wilkes's Twelve Oaks plantation for the big barbecue scene:
Among the many TV series filmed on location in Pasadena are "Perception," "The Mentalist," "Parks and Recreation," "Mad Men," "The Office," "Desperate Housewives," "The Closer," "CSI," "West Wing," "True Blood," "Glee," "Bones," "Dexter," "NCIS," "Beverly Hills, 90210" and so many others over the years.
See a full list of movies and TV filmed in Pasadena here.
The City of Pasadena Film Office works with location scouts and production companies constantly. Ariel Penn and her staff are very, very busy all the time, which is a good thing!
So if you see a yellow sign like this...
. . .it's guiding actors, extras, production crews and others to TV and film locations.
Many thanks to Pasadena Museum of History.