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Friday, April 20, 2018




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Celebrity Guests

​​Ben Mankiewicz

Ben Mankiewitz 2Ben Mankiewicz is a host of Turner Classic Movies. When he made his TCM debut in September 2003, he became only the second host hired in the network's history. Born and raised in Washington, D.C., Mankiewicz graduated from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. He began his television career as a producer at WJLA, the ABC affiliate in Washington, D.C., before starting his on-air work as a news reporter and anchor at WCSC, the CBS affiliate in Charleston, SC. He moved south to Miami in 1998 to become a reporter for Barry Diller's innovative start-up station, WAMI-TV, and in 1999 and 2000 he was named Best TV News Anchor in South Florida by the weekly newspaper New Times. 

Mankiewicz is from a film family himself. His grandfather was screenwriter Herman J. Mankiewicz (“Citizen Kane”) and great uncle Joseph L. Mankiewicz was a producer and director of “All About Eve”) and the type of films you would see on TCM. His father, Frank Mankiewicz, was longtime president of National Public Radio. 

Ben joins us this year to celebrate "The Role of Westerns in Shaping the American Experience" bringing his film experience and love of movies to our panels and screenings. Ben will lead a discussion onThe Image of the American Cowboy: John Wayne and John Ford on how actor John Wayne and Director John Ford influenced the image of the American Western hero. Among the panel members will be Scott Eyman, the author of biographies of both Wayne and Ford; Bob Boze Bell, the Editor/Publisher of True West magazine; and Ed Hulse, Western film historian and the author of Filming the West of Zane Grey. On Saturday night, Mankiewicz,  will moderate a discussion after the screening of  The Cheyenne Social Club with author Scott Eyman about the film and it’s two stars, who are the subject of Eyman's new book, Hank and Jim: The Fifty-Year Friendship of Henry Fonda and James Stewart

Bob Boze Bell

Bob Boze Bell ImageIn 1999, Bob Boze Bell bought True West magazine (published since 1953) and moved the editorial offices to Cave Creek, Arizona. Bob has published and illustrated groundbreaking books on Wyatt Earp, Billy the Kid and Doc Holliday and his series on Western gunfights is titled Classic Gunfights. Bob's subjects include but are not limited to commercial illustration, Cowboys, Figure/Figurative, Western Cowboys, Indians, and horses and mediums include gouache, scratchboard, oil and watercolor.

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Wyatt McCrea

Wyatt_McCrea_72dpiWyatt McCrea is the oldest grandchild of the late actor Joel McCrea and his actress wife Frances Dee.  He is the co-owner of Third Point Productions.  Wyatt served as Associate Producer for the series “Gen’s Guiltless Gourmet”, formerly featured on the ION Network, and he serves as Executive Producer for several projects currently under development or in production, including the 2017 release of the documentary – “Floating Horses – The Story of Casey Tibbs”. 

Wyatt was featured as Deputy Walt Tyler in the 2015 western feature “Canyon Trail”.  He has appeared in both print and internet advertising, on the cable series “Call 911”, on the History channel’s series “Big History”, as well as various local and regional commercials.

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Diamond Farnsworth

diamondfarsworthDiamond Farnsworth is an accomplished stuntman, serving as stunt coordinator on the show NCIS, and before that working on JAG and Quantum Leap. Diamond is the son of Academy Award winning actor/stuntman Richard Farnsworth, who was also a one-time guest of the Festival. Diamond began his stunt career in 1968 and has been serving as a stunt coordinator since 1980. He began with Paint Your Wagon and served as a stunt double for Sylvester Stallone in First Blood, Rambo and Rhinestone. He has also doubled Kevin Costner, Dennis Quaid and Jeff Bridges. 

Jay C. Munns


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Jay C. Munns has been entertaining audiences for nearly five decades, specializing in vintage American music from saloon piano to the great song hits of the 'twenties, 'thirties and 'forties. He has performed for two U.S. presidents and entertained countless celebrities including Bob Hope, Cary Grant, and Jimmy Stewart, to name a few.

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Larry Maurice

larry_doorwayLarry Maurice is Lone Pine’s favorite Cowboy Poet and Master of Ceremonies. He has spent the last twenty years as a cowboy, horse wrangler and packer in the Eastern Sierra and the high deserts of Nevada. Over the last few years, Larry has had to juggle his need to be on horseback with his busy entertainment schedule.  A sought after entertainer, not only for his cowboy poetry that speaks from the heart of the day-to-day cowboy, but also for his ability to breathe life into the history of the American West. From the Thursday Night Museum Gala, to the closing campfire in the park on Sunday, Larry will keep things moving along.

See http://larrymaurice.com/

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Larry's participation in our Festival is underwritten by the  Poets & Writers, Inc. through a grant it has received from The James Irvine Foundation."

Ed Hulse


Ed Hulse has been a journalist and film historian for over 30 years. His essays, reviews and news stories about the home-video and motion-picture industries have appeared in such mainstream publications as PREMIERE, ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY, THE NEW YORKER, and the NEW YORK TIMES, as well as the trade journals VARIETY, MILLIMETER, VIDEO BUSINESS, and THIS WEEK IN CONSUMER ELECTRONICS. During the late 1980s his work was syndicated by the Washington Post Writers Group. For four years he edited a monthly magazine, VIDEO REVIEW'S PREVIEWS. He co-edited (with Packy Smith) the revised and expanded 1994 version of DON MILLER'S HOLLYWOOD CORRAL and was contributing editor to LEONARD MALTIN'S MOVIE ENCYCLOPEDIA. Between 2000 and 2007 he was the lead critic and celebrity interviewer for the Film/Video section of Barnes&Noble.com. Hulse is the author of THE FILMS OF BETTY GRABLE, FILMING THE WEST OF ZANE GREY, THE BLOOD 'N' THUNDER GUIDE TO COLLECTING PULPS, and DISTRESSED DAMSELS AND MASKED MARAUDERS. For nearly four years he hosted MOVIE MANIA, the nation's first public-access cable TV show devoted exclusively to movies. For many years he has participated in the Lone Pine Film Festival and edited its annual journal, LONE PINE IN THE MOVIES.

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In 2013, Wyatt worked with biographer, Tony Thomas to bring us Joel McCrea: A Film History; a biographical essay and comprehensive filmography on one of Hollywood’s finest actors, Joel McCrea. In 2016 Ed partnered up with Wyatt McCrea to publish Francis Dee: A Film History about Wyatt's grandmother and one of Hollywood’s most talented and beautiful actresses.

His newest release will premiere at the film festival  - BOTTOM HALF OF THE DOUBLE BILL: POVERTY ROW AND THE “B” WESTERN.  

Ed will be partipating in a number of panels and presentations. These include the Friday morning, post Nevada screening with a discussion on Robert Mitchum with William Wellman and the Saturday Quad panel - The Image of the American Cowboy: John Wayne and John Ford

Additonal publications of Ed's can be found at his website: http://muraniapress.com/

William Wellman Jr.

Wellman JrWilliam Wellman, Jr., son of Hollywood's legendary director, "Wild Bill" Wellman, spent most of his childhood around filmdom's celebrities. His neighborhood was filled with them. Gary Cooper, Tyrone Power, Henry Fonda, Carole Lombard, Frank Capra, Lana Turner, John Payne, Jennifer Jones, Red Skelton, Peter Lawford, William "Hopalong Cassidy" Boyd to name just a few. If they weren't coming to his family home, he met them at theirs, or on the sets and locations of 23 of his father's films. His first girlfriend was Jane Fonda. Bill joins us this year as we celebrate the Role Westerns have had in Shaping the American Culture joining us at the post Nevada screening discussion on Friday morning. Bill will be joined by moderator Ed Hulse.

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Larry Floyd

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Larry Floyd was born in South Norfolk, Va. in April 1942. Currently a resident of the Great Bridge area of Chesapeake, Va.​ Larry is retired after 33 years with the Virginia State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigation as Deputy Asst. Director. Larry is President/Director of the Williamsburg Film Festival Williamsburg Va,  a member of the Company of Military Historians, a 50 veteran of the North-South Skirmish Asso. and a member of the Board of Advisers Great Bridge Battlefield Foundation. Larry has collected antique firearms for over 50 years, concentrating on the period 1800 to 1900.

Floyd is a long time supporter of the Lone Pine Film Festival and married to the lovely, Nell, who accompanies him every year to help us celebrate.

Larry will be partnering with Bob Boze Bell, Editor of True West magazine,  in the Museum theater to discuss "Weapons and Equipage of the Western Armies in the Indian Wars."

The presentation will consist of a display with comments on rifles, carbines and handguns, along with various items of equipment the soldiers used in the Indian Wars of the later 19th century on our western frontier. After the presentation those attending will be invited to take a closer look and actually hold a weapon if they so desire. Question will be entertained at any time during the presentation.

Museum Theater
Saturday @ 900 AM
Admittance by Festival Button Only

Bruce Boxleitner


Bruce Boxleitner is one of Hollywood's leading men and has starred in a major motion picture franchise (Tron and Tron Legacy), numerous feature films, several popular television series (How the West Was Won, Scarecrow and Mrs. King, andBabylon 5), produced a major network film and TV series, performed on Broadway, and authored two science fiction novels (Frontier Earth and Searcher).

Rob Word

Rob_Word_72_dpiEmmy nominated Television writer/producer Rob Word has held senior management positions at Pax TV Network, Orion, ITC, Qintex, Hal Roach Studios, Filmways, CST Entertainment and as a senior producer and programming consultant for Columbia TriStar, Lionsgate, MGM-UA, and Starz/Encore Media. 

As one of the founding fathers and producer of the prestigious Golden Boot Awards, Rob's love of the West best describes his work as a producer, writer and artist.  His work reflects his passion and he continues on his quest to capture the beauty of the outdoors on canvas and film!  His Western credits include: writing and producing the top rated CBS movie, Wyatt Earp: Return to Tombstone; hosting and producing Western Round-Up starring Roy Rogers for PBS; overseeing the marketing of the landmark mini-series Lonesome Dove, producing 13 half-hours of Young Duke: The Series, Executive Producing Roy Rogers: An American Hero for A&E's "Biography" and writing and directing the western short, The Tracker, an Official Selection of the 2010 Lone Pine Film Festival.  

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John Langellier

Langellier PicGrowing up in Tucson, Arizona, John P. Langellier spent four decades in public history after graduating from the University of San Diego and Kansas State University. He spent a dozen years with the U.S. Army, helped found California’s Autry Museum of the American West and served as director for Wyoming State Museum, deputy director of the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library, executive director of Arizona’s Sharlot Hall Museum and director of Arizona Historical Society’s Central Division. He retired in 2015. He has written dozens of published books, served as film consultant (most recently For Love of Liberty, hosted by Halle Berry) and produced documentaries.

Following the screening of Sergeant Rutledge, Bob Boze Bell, the Editor/Publisher of True West magazine, will discuss with John Langellier the film, the Buffalo Soldiers, and how Director John Ford dealt with racism. 


Dr. Langellier has written scores of books and articles and served as a consultant for a number of motion pictures and television productions. Among the books he has written are such diverse subjects the military history Fighting for Uncle Sam: Buffalo Soldiers in the Frontier Army, and Hollywood history Custer: The Man, the Myth, and the Movies. One of his most recent projects is the forthcoming Hollywood Horse Soldiers: The U. S. Cavalry in Popular Culture.

Ed Faulkner

Through friends, Ed had the good fortune to be introduced to Andrew V. McLaglen, son of Academy Award-winning character actor Victor McLaglen. At that time Andrew was a CBS staff director, helming such notable western TV series such as Have Gun - Will Travel (1957), Gunsmoke (1955) and Rawhide (1959). McLaglen was aware of "Have Gun - Will Travel" star Richard Boone's interest in cultivating young unknown actors, and introduced Ed to the star. Faulkner was 6'3", 185 pounds and had knowledge of horsemanship, all pluses in those days when westerns dominated the TV landscape; Boone became a coach and mentor (along with McLaglen) and Ed was cast in an episode of the show within a month of arrival in California. 

Over the next 18+ years he became a journeyman actor, appearing in over 250 TV programs and some 30 theatrical films and made-for-TV movies. He is perhaps best remembered for his appearance in top featured roles in six films with John Wayne including The Green Berets, The Undeafeated, Chisum and Rio Lobo. He also made two with Elvis Presley and worked with such prominent actors as James Stewart, Jack Lemmon, Dean Martin, Maureen O'Hara, Doris Day, Jean Arthur, Brian Keith, Rock Hudson, Jim Hutton, Vera Miles and Katharine Ross.

Scott Eyman

Scott EyemanWith the November 2016 publication of his third collaboration with veteran actor Robert Wagner, “I Loved Her In The Movies,” Scott Eyman has authored 14 books, including the NYT Bestseller “John Wayne: The Life and Legend,” and two other Bestsellers with veteran actor Robert Wagner:  “You Must Remember This” (published March 2014) and  “Pieces of My Heart” (published 2008).

Scott’s next book, “Hank and Jim,” will be published on Oct. 31, 2017, by Simon & Schuster. It’s about the 50-year friendship between Henry Fonda and Jimmy Stewart.

Among his other books are “Empire of Dreams: The Epic Life of Cecil B. DeMille,” which won the 2011 Richard Wall Memorial Book Award, “Lion of Hollywood: The Life and Legend of Louis B. Mayer,” “Print the Legend: The Life and Times of John Ford,” “Ernst Lubitsch: Laughter in Paradise,” and “The Speed of Sound” (all Simon & Schuster) and “John Ford: The Searcher” for Taschen.

Scott was the 2014 recipient of the National Board of Review William K. Everson Award for Film History for his body of work. His journalism and criticism work made him a Pulitzer Prize finalist. He’s won multiple writing awards for his feature writing, film and literary criticism.

He has lectured extensively around the world, most frequently at the National Film Theater in London, the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and the Moscow Film Theater. He’s done the commentary tracks for many DVDs, including “Trouble in Paradise,” “My Darling Clementine,” and “Stagecoach.”

Scott also writes pieces for Film Comment, as well as book reviews for The Wall Street Journal. He has written for The New York Times, the Washington Post, and the Chicago Tribune, as well as practically every film magazine extinct or still extant.

He’s the former literary and art critic for The Palm Beach Post; he and his wife, Lynn, live in West Palm Beach

On Saturday morning, TCM Host Ben Mankiewicz will moderate a panel discussion on how actor John Wayne and Director John Ford influenced the image of the American Western hero. Among the panel members will be Scott; Bob Boze Bell, the Editor/Publisher of True West magazine; and Ed Hulse, Western film historian and the author of the "Filming of the West of Zane Grey."

Following the screening of Cheyenne Social Club on Saturday night, Ben Mankiewicz will lead a discussion with Scott about the film and it’s two stars, who are the subject of his new book, Hank and Jim: The Fifty-Year Friendship of Henry Fonda and James Stewart. Eyman is a frequent book reviewer for The Wall Street Journal. He has written over a dozen books about the Golden Age of Hollywood, including what most consider the definitive biographies of both John Wayne and John Ford. 

Clifford Happy

Clifford HappyClifford Happy was born in Newhall to Don & Edith Happy & has one sister Bonnie.  He grew up in the Pro Rodeo world due to his folks working for Andy Jauregui/J-Spear Rodeo Company.  His father Don was inducted into the National Cowboy Rodeo Hall of Fame Class of 2011 and his mother Edith was inducted into the The National Cowboy Rodeo Hall of Fame Class of 2000 & the Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame in Colorado Springs Class of 2002.  Clifford was a 2011 Honoree in The Hollywood Stuntmen’s Hall of Fame and is a past recipient of The Reel Cowboys Silver Spur Award for his contribution to Western Film.  The Happy Family was proudly inducted into The California Rodeo Hall of Fame in 2011.

Clifford worked every rodeo event, is proud of his Rodeo Heritage and is a Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association Gold Card Member.Clifford Happy 2

He married Marguerite Martins in 1977 adding two boys Sean & Ryan & daughter in law Erica.

Clifford began working as a motion picture extra in 1977 quickly transitioning to stunt work and becoming a member of the elite Stuntmen’s Association of Motion Pictures; a fraternity of talented stuntmen.

His Rodeo background helped him find work on “Lonesome Dove”, one of his favorite memories, however his gymnastic background was key in becoming an all around working stuntman.  Clifford has enjoyed small parts in film and tv as well as coordinating stunts on shows.

Credits include: Lonesome Dove, The Long Riders, Silverado, The Indian In The Cupboard, Men In Black, Blind Justice, Geronimo, Far and Away, Red Dawn, Pale Rider, Blown Away, The Hunted, Under Seige, Double Jeopardy and more.

He would like to thank Diamond and Linda Farnsworth for asking him to be a part of the 2017 Lone Pine Film Festival; and looks forward to spending time in Lone Pine with “movie Movie Stunts in Films and working in the shadows of film's super stars

Clifford would like to thank Diamond and Linda Farnsworth for asking him to be a part of the 2017 Lone Pine Film Festival; and looks forward to spending time in Lone Pine with “movie fans." Clifford will particpate in the Panel Discussion on Saturday @ 3:00 PM in the High School Quad, just outside the High School Auditorium. Movie Stunts in Films  will be an exciting discusison on movie stunts and in working in the shadows of film's super stars. Leading the panel discussion and as a speaker will be Diamond Farnsworth, Stunt Coordinator and long time friend of Lone.

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Ben Mankiewicz

Master of Ceremonies

Larry Maurice

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Bob Boze Bell
Bruce Davison
Scott Eyman
Ed Faulkner
Larry Floyd
Clifford Happy
Marguerite Happy
Robert Jauregui
John Langellier
Wyatt McCrea
Pat Ommert
William Wellman
Rob Word


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Sergeant Rutledge

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