A Small Town... A Dark Secret
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Here is another few moments from one of the all-time classics. The Andy Griffith Show
This is a redo of my previous upload. I have modified it with narration and did away with the background music. Some people were disappointed they were not seeing the sets in the studio, unfortunately, nothing of those sets exist today. Since Desilu sold the studios, there have been many other productions done there. The old studio has changed hands several times too. The good news is, the old soundstages are still there, some have been renumbered, but the lot still looks much the same as it did during the Desilu years. This is where the interrior shots were filmed for The Andy Griffith Show as well as Gomer Pyle USMC, and other well know productions. In addition to the interior sets, there was also a duplication of the exteriors for the Court House and Floyd's Barber Shop. These were used a good bit, but all of the outdoor filming of the streets of Mayberry were shot at the Old 40 Acres Backlot in Culver City. Those sets were destroyed in 1976 after the studios sold the property for the development of an industrial lot. Today there some sound stages located on the property but they are owned by Century Studios. If you would like to see some of the modern views on video, I have some posted on my channel. You can also go to Kipp Teague's website of the Old 40 Acres (Retroweb) for some very interesting archives featuring the old town of Mayberry! I also have some footage from Franklin Canyon Park near Beverly HIlls...this was the site used as Myers Lake in The Andy Griffith Show.