When the John Dereks want to get away from it all they head for Alisal Ranch. Here they meet friends like the John Lindsays (Diana Lynn). Here they forget their cares. John and Patti, who like to stay in one of Alisal’s guest bungalows, never miss an early morning ride. And with thousands of acres to explore, they come back with appetites bigger than the cowpunchers’. Alisal is a working ranch, with nearly four thousand head of cattle and stables of over a hundred horses. The Alisal brand still is JRC, the initials of actor Leo Carrillo’s great-great-grandfather, the original owner. It’s fun, Western style, that keeps Hollywood riding Alisal’s trails.
Nestling against the mountains, Alisal Ranch fades to miniature scale as early-morning riders, headed by John Derek and John Lindsay, start off on brisk canter through the countryside
John Derek, an expert rider, is in “The Secret”
No dogs allowed! John Lindsay and wife Diana Lynn and John and Patti Derek hitch a ride in the ranch truck
Breakfast in the open is good after eight miles of hard riding
Riding isn’t the only thing that keeps guests going. John Lindsay, the John Dereks try some shuffleboard
Handsome, soft-spoken cowboys join the guests at night for square dancing in the huge recreation hall
It is a quote. PHOTOPLAY MAGAZINE JUNE 1950