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Saturday, November 28, 2015

  • Sunrise Photo Tour

    For nearly 20 years film festival visitors have thrilled to the breath taking beauty of the Eastern High Sierra Sunrise Tour. A photographer’s dream event, Read More
  • Lone Pine Back Lot Tour

    The Lone Pine Back Lot Tour will visit locations seldom seen by our visitors; a must tour for movie buffs! All locations still standing, just as Read More
  • Tremors Tour - 25 Years!

    Celebrate the 25th anniversary of Tremors. Shot almost entirely on location in and around Lone Pine, this years Tremors tour will travel to the site on Read More
  • Anchor Ranch Walking Tour

    Anchor Ranch Walking tour is a walking tour of the location for many Hopalong Cassidy and Tim Holt fans. Anchor Ranch is currently a working ranch Read More
  • Gunga Din Tour

    The Gunga Din Tour is a Bus tour that highlights the filming of the movie in the summer and fall of 1938, Gunga Din remains to Read More
  • North South Tour

    The North South Tour is considered one of the most scenic drives, you'll see LOTS of the Alabama Hills. The tour travels throughout the length Read More
  • Billy King Remembers Hopalong Cassidy

    Festival guest, Billy King, visits the the Alabama Hills for the first time since his preteen acting career began and ended as a cast member Read More
  • Arches of the Alabama Hills Tour

    Most people would agree that the Alabama Hills exhibit an extraordinary beauty with its unique rock formations, stunning skylines, and the backdrop of the majestic Read More
  • Ansel Adams - In The Footsteps of the Master Tour

    “A Good Photograph is Knowing Where to Stand” Ansel Adams.Join Catherine Kravitz, Museum Staff and Docent, in the Ansel Adams; In the Footsteps of the Read More
  • Alabama Hills, Hollywood's Orient Tour

    We know that Hollywood was never to careful about accurately portraying cultures but they still created both compelling and enjoyable films. In this tour you Read More
  • In Old Colorado Tour

    In Old Colorado is a Tour about the "right to water". The movie depicts conflict with two ranchers, herding cattle in and around the scenic Read More
  • The Hired Gun Movie Tour

    The Hired Gun Movie Tour is based on the dramatic story of a woman accused of murdering her husband. Ellen Beldon (Anne Francis) is awaiting Read More
  • Tom Mix's Hidden Location Tour

    Come along with film historian Chris Langley as we follow the trail of silent film hero Tom Mix working in Lone Pine. Riders of the Read More
  • Rawhide Movie Tour

    Enjoy the Alabama Hills while someone else drives! Take pictures from the bus while we head north on Movie Road. Come celebrate one of Lone Read More
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Film History


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Alabama Hills

About three hours north of Hollywood and a million miles from urban life, nestled in the foothills of the Eastern Sierra Mountains, the little town of Lone Pine, California and the nearby Alabama Hills has been the location for hundreds of films, commercials and television shows. Since the early years of filmmaking, directors and actors, producers and their production units large and small have packed up and left Hollywood for the great outdoors. Approaching the 100th anniversary of The Roundup (1920), the first documented film

Titles by studio
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Paramount Pictures
Universal Studios

produced in the area, Lone Pine has played host to hundreds of the industry’s best known directors and actors, among them directors William Wyler, John Ford, George Stephens and William Wellman; and actors as diverse as John Wayne, Bing Crosby, Barbara Stanwyck, Robert Downey, Jr., and Jeff Bridges. For movie buffs and television viewers around the world these hills in the Owens Valley have portrayed the wilds of the American West (Bad Day at Black Rock, 1954), the valleys of the Himalayas (Gunga Din, 1939), and the Arabian desert (Iron Man, 2008).

More recent productions such as Tremors and Joshua Tree, were filmed at "movie ranch" sites known as Movie Flats and Movie Flat Road. In Gladiator, actor Russell Crowe rides a horse in front of the Alabamas, with Mount Whitney in the background, for a scene presumably set in Spain. Star Trek Generations was filmed here in addition to Overton, Nevada and Paramount Studios. This range was one of the filming locations for Disney's Dinosaur. More recently, many parts of the films Iron Man and Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen were filmed here.

The genesis of the following list is the original list that Lone Pine historian and author Dave Holland published in his book On Location In Lone Pine in 1990. In the twenty-plus years since that list was published, many titles have been added and a few have been removed. Compiling the ultimate and complete list will likely never happen, but with the help of many film buffs and Lone Pine aficionados the list grows. What follows is the most current list of theatrical films and shorts filmed wholly or in part in Lone Pine and the surrounding areas as of July 15, 2011.

The "Search" option can be used at this time to search words in a movie title only. We hope to have search extended for years, actors and studios very soon.



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2015 Film Festival

Celebrity Guests
Bruce Boxleitner
Sylvia Durando
Diamond Farnsworth
Billy King
Robert Knott
Kenneth Turan
William Wellman Jr.

Special Guest
Johnny Crawford

In Concert
Don Edwards

Master of Ceremonies
Larry Maurice

Guest Authors & Panelists
Cheryl Rogers Barnett
Robert Birchard
Gary Brown
Larry Floyd
Wyatt McCrea
Petrine Day Mitchum
Bob White

Panel Moderator
Ed Hulse

Friday Night Keynote Film


Saturday Night Keynote Film

Special Guests
John Gilliland
     aka Hopalong Cassidy
Jake Thorne
    aka John Wayne