Once again, we celebrate May 4th or Star Wars Day with photos from Imperial Sand Dunes Recreation Area in California. For years, Star Wars enthusiasts have ventured to the BLM’s Imperial Sand Dunes to visit the filming location of the opening scenes of Return of the Jedi. The Imperial Sand Dunes are the largest dune mass in California. Formed by windblown sands of ancient Lake Cahuilla, the dunes create an out-of-this-world landscape ideal for Hollywood film backdrops and are known as an off-roading mecca.
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Congratulations to Eddie Redmayne! He took home the Oscar for best actor for his role in the powerful British film The Theory of Everything. To celebrate the nomination, we thought we’d give you a little taste of the film’s location, the beautiful city of Cambridge: see the gallery here
We continue our count-down to the #Oscars with another film location on BLM-managed public lands.
How about rafting a film site? The Rogue National Wild and Scenic River in southwestern Oregon flows 215 miles from Crater Lake to the Pacific Ocean. One of the original eight rivers included in the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act of 1968, the Rogue is surrounded by forested mountains and rugged boulder and rock-lined banks. Alongside the picturesque Rogue River, John Wayne and Katherine Hepburn shot their 1975 film, Rooster Cogburn.