Great Western Directors: The Henry Hathaway Tour
He was much more than just a studio workhorse. Henry Hathaway (1898 - 1985) had a great life in motion picture production. Starting as a child actor in the early teens of the twentieth century and working through the ranks to become one of Hollywood’s top and most reliable A-feature directors with an impressive directing career spanning more than 40 years and 67 films across many genres. Some of his best films were filmed in Lone Pine.
Hathaway was a master filmmaker with a great capacity to portray intimate character studies alongside big outdoor action. His films hold up well today and are noted for their suspense and intense violence. Ross and Warren will lead you through the rocks and canyons to locations where Hathaway filmed such classics as The Lives of a Bengal Lancer (Gary Cooper, 1935), Rawhide (Tyrone Power, 1951), From Hell to Texas (Don Murray, 1958) and How the West was Won (Debbie Reynolds, 1962) as well as others. He made at least eight films in the Lone Pine area.
This will be newbie type of a tour aimed more to honor Henry Hathaway than to unearth obscure locations and the tour will include some ghostly voices from Hollywood’s past. Join Warren and Ross to rediscover one of Hollywood’s great but often overlooked directors.
Sunday 9:00 (Screening 7:30 AM - see below)
Great Western Directors: The Henry Hathaway Tour is a BUS Tour with tour guides, Ross Schnioffsky and Warren Davey. A screening of the movie will be held Sunday Morning, October 9 @ 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. Approximate time for tour 2.5 hours.
Tour itself is 2.5 hours. Please note - Some walking on uneven ground – suggest wearing appropriate shoes. Bus accommodates 54 passengers.
Ross Schnioffsky and Warren Davey
The call of the Alabama Hills has lured Warren and Ross back to Lone Pine. Both have been rootin'-tootin', but very little shootin' lounge chair cowboys since Walt Disney dusted off Davy Crockett's old coonskin cap. Ross and Warren live just west of Lone Pine in the little frontier town of Melbourne, Australia. TV westerns arrived in Australia in 1956 and they have loved them ever since. Despite spending most of their working life in all forms of education from elementary schools to universities Warren and Ross have held on to their sanity, barely! Ross, who loves making little docos on cinema history, is a faculty librarian at La Trobe University, Melbourne and Warren, who loves reading about all things western, is an elementary school librarian and both happily maintain disorganized lives.