Location Scout Highlight: Mojave Phone Booth

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Location Scout Highlight: Mojave Phone Booth

Any location scout worth his / her salt loves a quirky, off the wall location. Herein we present: Mojave Phone Booth.

MoPho
MoPho by britain / Flickrbritain / Foter.com / CC BY-NC-SA
Mojave Phone Booth panorama
Mojave Phone Booth Panorama by britain / Flickrbritain / Foter.com / CC BY-NC-SA

Neatorama - The Mojave Phone Booth: The Loneliest Phone Booth in the World

Neatorama – The Mojave Phone Booth: The Loneliest Phone Booth in the World

The Mojave Phone Booth: The Loneliest Phone Booth in the World

…via Neatorama

The following is reprinted from Uncle John’s Unstoppable Bathroom Reader book.

In the 1960s, some miners put a phone booth in the middle of the Mojave Desert. Long after they left, the booth remained … waiting for someone to call.

read the rest… (includes photos!)

Flickr

Flickr

nice photo of the phone booth on flickr

by eyetwist – also where I found out the phone booth was removed in 2001 🙁

Wikipedia

Wikipedia

Mojave Phone Booth – Wikipedia

The Mojave phone booth was a lone telephone booth in what is now the Mojave National Preserve in California, which attracted online attention in 1997 due to its unusual location. Placed in the 1960s, the booth was eight miles (13 km) from the nearest paved road, fifteen miles (24 km) from the nearest numbered highway, and miles from any buildings. Its telephone number was originally (714) 733-9969, before the area code changed to 619 and then to 760.

Original Mojave Phone Booth Site

Original Mojave Phone Booth Site

Original Deuce of Clubs Mojave Phone Booth Website

Original Mojave Phone Booth Site – Hello? (How it all began)

…I began calling every day, taping each call. As the line rang, I would state the date & time of the call. Anyone who visited my house since then has been required to call, identifying herself/himself on the tape, saying the date, time, & anything else that occurred to them. I stuck a Post-It® note to my bathroom mirror as a daily reminder: “Did you remember to call the Mojave Desert today?” So far I had half an hour’s worth of tape of a ringing line accompanied by miscellaneous/extraneous comments of visitors. (E.g.: “It’s May the 31st in the middle of nowhere. This is Coppe ringing! So you better pick it up!” Then: “Water … waaaaater ….”)

Google

Google

Google Search: Mojave Phone Booth

Amazon

Amazon

Mojave Phone Booth now on DVD at Amazon

Mojave Phone Booth – Trailer from MOJAVE PHONE BOOTH on Vimeo.

Award winning Independent film starring Annabeth Gish, Steve Guttenberg, Missi Pyle, David DeLuise, Robert Romanus, Kevin Rahm & Christine Elise McCarthy.

Amazon

Amazon

Uncle John’s Readers at Amazon

A different phone booth in the Mojave Desert?


Location Scout Resource: California

Location Scout Resource: California

See also: Location Scout Resource: California

Location scout resources for the western U.S. State of California, including film office information, facts, news, other references and data of interest to location scouts, location managers and other production personnel.