23 delightful behind-the-scenes photos from the set of 'M*A*S*H'
See Alan Alda and the rest of the cast relaxing, working, celebrating and mingling with British royalty.
For eleven years on M*A*S*H, the gorgeous landscape of Southern California's Malibu Creek State Park served as the backdrop of a war-torn Uijeongbu, South Korea. The classic sitcom set during the Korea War placed its 4077th Mobile Army Surgical Hospital at the foot of the Santa Monica Mountains. The old wooden sign that gave directions to Boston, Burbank, Seoul and beyond can still be found there staked in the savannah grass.
Rewind the clock four decades, and one can take a peek at the production of the timeless series. We gathered ten pictures (and one map) to give a sense of the look and mood of the M*A*S*H production. Unsurprisingly, smiles were all around.
Let's take a peek at the cast's camaraderie, Alda behind the camera, and a visit from British royalty.
Alan Alda and Mike Farrell film a scene.
Mike Farrell, Loretta Swit, Alan Alda, Harry Morgan and David Ogden Stiers raise a toast and a cake at a 7th anniversary cast party.
Alda takes a rest on set. We do not know the name of the dog.
McLean Stevenson, Alan Alda and Wayne Rogers in the hot tub.
A good look at the set.
Alda directs the finale episode.
Even back then, actors were constantly on their phones.
Prince Charles pops in and chats with Alda.
Horsing around in the hay.
Jamie Farr was smoking hot in his Scarlett O'Hara dress from "Major Ego."
This production diagram of the set gives you a great sense of the 4077th's spatial orientation.
Alda and William Christopher film a scene on the Malibu Creek State Park set.
Farr gives Burbank the thumbs up.
A true saint.
Executive producer Burt Metcalfe poses with his stars.
Susan Oliver, who played Vina in the Star Trek pilot, "The Cage," sat in the director's chair for the season 11 premiere, just one of her two TV directing credits.
Kellye Nakahara and Alda share a happy dance.
Alda, Swit and Rogers raise eyebrows.
Gwen Verdon, former spouse of Bob Fosse, hugs Harry Morgan on the set of "That's Show Biz."
Farr sparkles in his Cleopatra dress.
Morgan and Barbara Townsend (Mildred) play husband and wife on the set of AfterMASH.
Farr hammers home — Toledo was Klinger's hometown.