Pioneertown Motel Bandana
$ 30.00 USD $ 30.00 USD
Designed by: Rise Wise (Irvine, CA)
As (hotly contested) legend has it, Pioneertown, California began in 1946 when perennial movie bad guy Dick Curtis whoa’d his horse on a grassy knoll and proclaimed, “This is the place.” Along with Curtis, Hollywood Western stars including Roy Rogers, Gene Autry, and other "Sons of the Pioneers" (for whom the town was named) were among the original investors and personalities who helped build Pioneertown - a scenic, smog-free, 32,000 acre “all inclusive filming location” featuring a variety of fully-built, 1880's-style western movie set buildings. More than 50 films and several television shows were filmed there, most notably The Cisco Kid and The Gene Autry Show.
With the decline of the Western genre in the 1960's, filmmaking waned and the town took on a second life as a hangout for bikers, drifters, and other desert dwellers that were seen by polite society as "undesirable". From that outlaw culture, however, rose a surprise renaissance of Pioneertown as a hub for music, art, and appreciation of the inspiration the desert landscape can provide. Most notably, what was once a rowdy biker cantina inherited by Claude "Pappy" Allen and his wife Harriet in 1982 (and later bought by Robyn Celia & Linda Krantz in 2003) became the iconic oasis of barbecue and music known as Pappy & Harriet's It's rustic stage draws acts from around the world and has been graced by the likes of Paul McCartney, Robert Plant, the Arctic Monkeys, and Vampire Weekend.
In 2015, brothers Matt & Mike French introduced the Pioneertown Motel and added their own iconic corner to this still unincorporated community, just steps from Pappy & Harriet's. Built by Roy Rogers in 1946, the dusty, single story, 20-room property once served as lodging for the Western stars who shot on the set. Under the guidance of the French brothers, an extensive renovation brought the motel back to life as beautifully simple, artistic "door to the desert" featuring locally-designed furniture from Dan Anderson, vintage and modern photo prints by Wilder California, and a laid back vibe that's attracted a new generation of desert wanderers.
Size: 21" x 21"
Fabric: 100% Organic Cotton, GOTS certified and sustainably sourced in India from Chetna Organic pre-washed for an extra soft feel
Make: Printed, Cut, Sewn, and Packaged by hand at a Fair Trade Certified facility in Kolkata, West Bengal, India
Wash: Hand Wash, Line or Tumble Dry, Warm Iron, Do Not Bleach
Please note that bandanas are printed, cut, and sewn by hand. There may be slight variations from product to product.