by Kurt Hildebrand

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October 23, 2013
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‘Motel Life’ puts Valley on big screen

Carson Valley was front and center when filming of “The Motel Life” arrived here in the winter of 2011. Using locales such as the J.T. Basque Bar & Dining Room, the Holiday Lodge and a snowy field in Genoa, where they set a station wagon on fire, the film crew spent a week in Carson Valley. Stars Emile Hirsch, Stephen Dorff and Dakota Fanning were in Western Nevada during the filming, which drew crowds from around the area. The trailer shows the iconic drawing of Jean Lekumberry on the window of the J.T., as Hirsch and Fanning sit in the …

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