Camarillo Ranch as a Location

Bert Lamb, a great-grandson of Adolfo Camarillo, moved to Camarillo Ranch in 1977 with his wife Linda. They lived in the Ranch House for twenty years. According to Linda and Bert Lamb, Camarillo Ranch became popular with location scouts. It was listed with the California State Film Commission. Location Scouts appreciated the variety of sites offered at one location. They especially liked the fact that there was no development behind the house, barn and other buildings. “There was nothing in the background,” said Linda. “They could use the farm, the barns, the creek, the house.”

Bert explained that the location could be easily changed to fit the needs of the script. He said that Polaroid did its entire season of commercials in just three days. The front lawn area was made to look like a golf course.

Movies and Television Shows Filmed at Camarillo Ranch

The Return of Count Yorga starring Mariette Hartley (1971)

The Leftovers starring Cindy Williams and John Denver, Disney (1986) (TV)

The Two Worlds of Jennie Logan starring Lindsay Wagner & Linda Gray (1979)

The Haunting of Sea Cliff Inn starring Ally Sheedy & William Moses (1994)

Sweet Hearts Dance starring Susan Sarandon and Don Johnson (1988)

Gilligan’s Island starring Bob Denver, Alan Hale

Incredible Hulk with Bill Bixby & Lou Ferrigno

Commercials Filmed at Camarillo Ranch





Breathe Right

Coke (directed by Rob Reiner)

Carl’s Jr. with Carl Karcher


Polaroid Commercials with James Garner and Mariette Hartley

Country Time Lemonade


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