Hike to old 'MASH' set launches fundraiser for California parks
Supporters of California's parklands called on Hollywood's star power Saturday to kick off a fundraising effort for cash-strapped state parks.
Parks enthusiasts led a hike to the Santa Monica Mountains film set used for the "MASH" movie and television series to draw attention to a two-day film festival planned for next weekend.
Those making their way to the "MASH" set at Malibu Creek State Park in Calabasas were shown where various tents that made up the fictional 4077th Mobile Army Surgical Hospital were located for the 1970 movie and the 1972-83 series.
"That's where the hospital was. Right over there was the swamp; the latrine was back over there," explained actor Jeff Maxwell, who portrayed Igor the camp cook in the series.
-- Bob Pool
Photo: Actor Jeff Maxwell, second from right, who portrayed Igor the camp cook on the "MASH" television series, meets with hikers gathered around an old military vehicle on the show's former set at Malibu Creek State Park on Saturday.
Credit: Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times