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Jeffrey Burbank

Jeffrey Burbank

Jeffrey Burbank is a Los Angeles-based writer who has contributed to various publications including The Los Angeles Review of Books and L.A. Weekly. He holds a master’s degree in English literature from The Johns Hopkins University and has recently served on the board of Hollywood Heritage, a nonprofit museum and historic preservation organization. He is currently working on a novel that takes place in the Mojave Desert.

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C-3PO and R2-D2 walk toward Jabba's Palace, which was filmed in Death Valley's Twenty Mule Team Canyon for this scene in “Episode VI: Return of the Jedi.” Lucasfilm, LTD.
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Artbound

The Technicolor Desert: Cinema and the Mojave

Virtually pressed up against the northern boundaries of Los Angeles, the Mojave Desert can be considered Hollywood’s backyard if not its backlot. See the Mojave take on multiple guises in well-loved movies throughout the decades.
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