The area known as Lasky Mesa, was situated to the west of the end of Victory Blvd. In 1963, Home Savings and Loan purchased the property and adjacent properties. Home Savings and Loan was the parent company of Ahmanson Land Company and the ranch soon became known as Ahmanson Ranch. Washington Mutual Bank took over ownership of Home Savings and proceded with the development plans for the ranch--2,408 acres to be developed.

In October 2003, Washington Mutual sold the property to the State of California and it has become parkland, open to the public.

Lasky Mesa/Duel In The Sun

The Charge of the Light Brigade

DIRECTIONS: From Los Angeles, take the 101 Freeway north. Exit at Topanga Canyon Blvd North. Turn left at Victory Blvd. At the end of Victory Blvd is the beginning of Lasky Mesa. It is open parkland.


"The Thundering Herd" (Famous Players-Lasky Co. 1925) Directed by: William Howard. Cast: Jack Holt, Lois Wilson, Noah Beery Sr., Raymond Hatton, Tim McCoy, Eulalie Jensen, Maxine Hicks, Stephen Carr, Gary Cooper, Fred Kohler.

"Silver Spurs" (Universal 1936) Directed by: Ray Taylor. Cast: Buck Jones, Muriel Evans, J. P. McGowan, George Hayes, Dennis Moore, Robert Frazer, Bruce Lane, William Lawrence, Earl Askam, Charles K. French, Beth Marion, Kernan Cripps.

"Gone With The Wind" (Selznick 1939) Directed by: Victor Fleming. Cast: Vivien Leigh, Clark Gable, Leslie Howard, Olivia de Havilland, Hattie McDaniel, Thomas Mitchell, Trevor Bardette, Ward Bond.

"Santa Fe Trail" (Warner Bros. 1940) Directed by: Michael Curtiz. Cast: Errol Flynn, Olivia de Havilland, Raymond Massey, Ronald Reagan, Alan Hale, Van Heflin, Guinn "Big Boy" Williams, Gene Reynolds, Henry O'Neill, Alan Baxter, John Litel, Moroni Olson.

"They Died With Their Boots On" (Warner Bros. 1941) Directed by: Raoul Walsh. Cast: Errol Flynn, Olivia de Havilland, Arthur Kennedy, Charley Grapewin, Gene Lockhart, Anthony Quinn, Stanley Ridges, John Litel, Walter Hampden, Sydney Greenstreet, Regis Toomey, Hattie McDaniel.

"Duel in the Sun" (Selznick 1948) Directed by: King Vidor. Cast: Jennifer Jones, Joseph Cotten, Gregory Peck, Lionel Barrymore, Herbert Marshall, Lillian Gish, Walter Huston, Charles Bickford, Harry Carey, Tilly Losch, Joan Tetzel, Sidney Blackmer, Francis McDonald.

"Wild Heritage" (Universal 1958) Directed by: Charles Haas. Cast: Will Rogers Jr., Maureen O'Sullivan, Rod McKuen, Casey Tibbs, Judy Meredith, George Winslow, Gigi Perreau, Troy Donahue, Gary Gray, Jeanette Nolan, Paul Birch, Stephen Ellsworth, John Beradino, Phil Harvey.