Benefit for Paramount Ranch Restoration

AGOURA HILLS (CNS) - Actress Jane Seymour and actor Joe Lando will return tonight to Paramount Ranch -- the location where their TV show “Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman'' was filmed -- for a sold-out, drive-in screening of “L.A. Story'' to raise money for a restoration project to repair damage from the 2018 Woolsey Fire.  

More than 400 community members and park supporters are expected at the kick-off for the Paramount Ranch Restoration fund-raising campaign, which is aimed at raising $2 million needed to complete a restoration project being managed by the National Park Service, according to the Santa Monica Mountains Fund.  

The money will go toward restoring the burnt film sets on the site, fitting out the restored historic buildings and providing materials to interpret the ranch's history for future generations, according to the Santa Monica Mountains Fund.  

Shortly after the fire, the Santa Monica Mountains Fund, in cooperation with the National Park Service, launched a campaign called “The Paramount Project'' to rebuild the film set.  

Most of Paramount Ranch's Western Town -- which has been used in many film and television productions -- was destroyed by the Woolsey Fire, which burned nearly 97,000 acres in Los Angeles and Ventura counties and destroyed about 1,645 structures as the blaze swept through the area in November 2018.  

“Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman'' was filmed on the iconic property for six seasons. HBO's “Westworld,'' “The Adventures of Marco Polo'' (1938) and the 1950s TV show “The Cisco Kid'' were also filmed at Paramount Ranch, which was established in the 1920s as a film-making studio.  

Paramount Ranch, comprising 765 acres, was purchased by the National Park Service in 1980 and became a popular hiking spot. It is on the National Register of Historic Places.

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