Monday, January 12, 2015

(Photos) M*A*S*H set at Malibu Creek State Park

The setting for the popular TV show M*A*S*H was Korea but the sitcom was filmed in southern California. The outdoor scenes were recorded at what is now Malibu Creek State Park.

Last month Mrs. and Little Marathon Pundit visited there.

Entrance to the park.

Here's a replica of the famed sign post from the show.

Here's Mrs. Marathon Pundit in front of an old trailer that seems to be old enough to date from the series run of M*A*S*H, which was from 1972-1983. Notice that the right tire is rotted out.

An ambulance from the sitcom. For the uninitiated, the show followed the laughs and the travails of the 4077th M*A*S*H unit during the Korean War. M*A*S*H is an acronym for Mobile Army Surgical Hospital and they were first used during the Korean Conflict.

On the back of the truck is Little Marathon Pundit.

Choppers flying in? Oh, how 'bout the lighting effect!

The remains of an old jeep, along with some picnic tables. At the rear is a structure that held shade netting--shade netting for picnics?--that was damaged last year by Santa Ana winds.

The road to the helipad. In 2007 state parks and recreation staff approved a partial restoration of the M*A*S*H set. From 1949 until 1974 20th Century Fox owned the land that now makes up the state park. The Malibu Creek State Park website says that many other TV show and movies were filmed there.

Little Marathon Pundit is looking for Kim Jong Un and other North Koreans.

The M*A*S*H site is in a wonderful neighborhood. Nearby is the Ronald Reagan Ranch.

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