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Monday, February 27, 2017

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Desert PursuitProspector Wayne Morris, accompanied by Virginia Grey, travels on horseback to San Bernardino to settle down and get married. In his journey through Death Valley (The Alabama Hills) he battles a trio of thieves, riding camels, who attempt to steal his gold that he's panned from Lone Pine Creeks. "Desert Pursuit", directed by George Blair, employs some picturesque areas of the Alabama Hills that make for great shootouts. The movies’s production is centralized in an area of The Alabama Hills that is fairly flat but slight hill climbing might be required to see the locations.

Tour: Friday        

Ebmeyer_Bus_sm_72dpiDESERT PURSUIT is a BUS Tour with tour guide, Don Kelsen. A screening of the movie will be held Friday Morning, October 7 @ The High School Auditorium @ 7:30 AM. The bus will then leave at 9:00 AM from the Main Street side of the auditorium and will return to Museum S. Parking lot.

Tour itself is 2.5 hours.
 Please note - Some walking on uneven ground – suggest wearing appropriate shoes. Bus accomodates 54 passengers.
      

Screening Blank High School AuditoriumFriday: 7:30 AM High School Auditorium   

 

About Don Kelsen...

Tour guide Don Kelsen, has been attending and learning about the Alabama Hills, film locations since the first festival in 1990. Inspiration for pin pointing filming locations comes from Don’s association with Festival co-founder Dave Holland and their work together on Dave’s first video: “On Location in Lone Pine” 

Prospector Wayne Morris, accompanied by Virginia Grey, travels on horseback to San Bernardino to settle down and get married. In his journey through Death Valley (The Alabama Hills) he battles a trio of thieves, riding camels, who attempt to steal his gold that he's panned from Lone Pine Creeks. "Desert directed by George Blair, employs some picturesque areas of the Alabama Hills that make for great shootouts. The movies’s production is centralized in an area of The Alabama Hills that is fairly flat but slight hill climbing might be required to see the locations.

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