October 9 - 11, 2015
Dates: October 9 - 11, 2015.
Theme: Westerns - The Early Years. A tribute to the early Western stars of the silent and early talkie years and the historical, cultural, and social impact of their films during that period.
A few highlights:
As usual, the weekend begins on Thursday evening, October 8th, with a reception at the Museum. The cost is $10.00 for members and $20.00 for non-members. Details will be posted by June 27th.
Don Edwards will be our featured entertainer at a concert on Thursday evening, after the Museum reception, at approximately 7:00 PM in the Lone Pine High School auditorium. Tickets will be $35.00 per person, purchased in advance, or $40.00 at the door. Premium seating, the first five rows, is $45.00 per person. Tickets are on sale as of June 30th.
Tom Mix will be featured this year with Mix's 1937 Cord on exhibit at the Museum for the weekend. There will be a Tom Mix tour featuring movie sites in the Alabama Hills and a panel discussion on his career and movies. Western historian Gary Brown will discuss Mix's last days, and Bob White, automobile collector and owner of Mix's 1937 Cord, will discuss the Cord's restoration and history.
Petrine Day Mitchum will be here to discuss her book on movie horses, Hollywood Hoofbeats: The Fascinating Story of Horses in Movies and Television.
Diamond Farnsworth, stunt coordinator for the CBS series NCIS, will talk about how stunts were performed in the early days of film and the significant changes and challenges to keep audiences on the edge of their seats.
Bob Boze Bell, Publisher of True West Magazine, and gun collector Larry Floyd will exhibit and discuss "Guns and Gunfighters of the West." and Cowboy, Larry Maurice, will be here to MC the weekend.
Tours have been finalized and are posted with over 21 varied tours available to choose from.
The weekend will have three days of screenings including a rare opportunity to see The Round-Up, the first feature filmed in Lone Pine, starring Fatty Arbuckle. There will be presentation on number of additonal interesting topics.
Team Roping will be featured at our Saturday Rodeo on the grounds behind the museum and, of course, we will have our Sunday "Cowboy Church" and our famous Sunday Main Street Parade.
P.S. For those interested, Vendor Applications for both the Community Center and Lone Pine Park are available on the website.