Exploring The Valley: Chatsworth

Processed with VSCOcam with hb2 presetAlong the 118 freeway, lies a neighborhood that separates Ventura  to Los Angeles County called Chatsworth. This town became the mecca of porn industry during the late 90’s to the mid 2000, from filming your hot erotic fantasies to adult related items that fulfill that itch, were being produced and distributed around Chatsworth. beforehand, the porn industry became a booming business in this town, Chatsworth was once a popular filming location for old western movies and TV series. Films such as The Fighting Seabees and The Robe were filmed in this area, and iconic mask crusaders TV series such as Lone Ranger and Zorro rode their horses in Chatsworth. Particularly, the sets were filmed in Iverson Ranch and Spahn Ranch.


Processed with VSCOcam with hb2 presetNowadays, Chatsworth is a heavily urbanized area, the famous movie ranches are either a historic state park  or part of the 118 freeway.  One particular spot stands out as, the overpass after the Topanga Canyon Blvd. By curiosity, the overpass seems to lead to both community area but every time you drive over it, no one seems to be crossing it. The overpass, or some might call it the Movie Lane, leads to Summerset Village above Topanga Canyon and to Iverson Lane located inside the California West subdivision houses along the Santa Susana Pass Road.

Processed with VSCOcam with hb1 presetUp on Movie Lane, lies a remain of a building foundation that is heavily written with graffiti. Since the area is not being frequented often by the people of the community, it attracts graffiti writers through-out San Fernando Valley and write up above Iverson Ranch. The Movie Lane also leads to the infamous Spahn Movie Ranch or the place where Charles Manson and his followers conceive the diabolical Tate-LaBianca murder in 1948.

Processed with VSCOcam with hb2 presetIt may not be a good idea to go up during daylight since Movie Lane gets random visits from LA officials such as the Los Angeles Fire Department and LA Cal-Trans, due to the place being a fire hazard area during Summer and Fall season. Same goes during night time as well since the wild life above Movie Lane consisted of poisonous rattlesnakes, rabid bob cats and which ever wild animal lurks above there during sun down. But it’s exhilarating to go urban exploring in areas that seems to desolated, but as you go deeper you learn its rich background and history . Dare to explore everything?

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