A Star is Born...Lilies of the Field...Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore...Star Trek VIII...

Yep, even Revenge of the Nerds. They were all filmed right here in Tucson and Southern Arizona!

Everyone knows that John Wayne helped put Old Tucson on the map, but Martians vs. the Arizona National Guard? Yep. It was our own men in Technicolor fatigue green that fought off the new kids in town in Byron Haskin's The War of the Worlds. Haskin sent a second-unit crew to shoot scenes of Arizona National Guard tanks and jeeps racing through the Florence, Arizona countryside in December, 1951. Who knew?

For locations of dozens more classic and cult favorites lensed in and around the Old Pueblo, click here, on the button below, or the image above.