Kanab was the main spot for making Western movies staring in the 20s and going strong till 1970. The remarkable surroundings made it a favorite place for famous producers, directors and actors to set their films; action here. They were hosted at Parry Lodge, owned by the three Parry Brothers at the time, who were also the guys who promoted Kanab to the Hollywood producers and were doing the entire supplying for the filming.
In Kanab were produced hundreds of films, mainly Westerns, and some of the guests in Parry Lounge were Jon Wayne, Ronald Regan, Gregory Peck, Roy Rodgers, Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis JR, Clint Eastwood and many other. The city is also nicknamed Little Hollywood and it has a museum with sets used or copied from various Western movies.