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It didn't take long, the very next day (Friday) I took Mom on a little excursion, and we drove back up. Between Thursday night and Friday morning, I did a little internet search, and discovered that Malibou Lake was not MALIBU Lake, but spelled differently. Back in the late 'twenties, the lake was formed by damming two mountain creeks, and the two developers sold 'lakefront' property which they promised would soon be the idyllic scene of boating and fishing. But alas, the manmade lake remained dry for enough time that the new landowners were getting pretty upset. A spring rainstorm filled the lake, and it's been pretty much paradise ever since. Malibou Lake has been the scene of many many movies- both silent and talkies, including Frankenstein, The Bad Seed, Gone With the Wind, MASH, and The Ring. Today, the lake is surrounded by beautiful homes and cottages, some dating back to the early years of the development.
|A scene from Frankenstein, shot at Malibou Lake|