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Monday, June 27, 2016

  • 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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Articles

Jim Clark - Hollywood's "Go To Guy" for Trains

Jim Clark True West Magazine issue 72 dpiA veteran of over 250 films, engineer and train coordinator, Jim Clark, known as "The Train Man", will give a short history of trains in Western movies and explain the technical challenges of working with trains. His association with some of the biggest train films and stars in Hollywood ("The Lone Ranger", "Wild, Wild, West", "Under Siege Two", "Fast and the Furious", "Water For Elephants" and "Into The West") coupled with Q&A, plus film clips of two dozen action sequences, will leave you breathless!

"The producers of the movie Wild, Wild West were looking for some trains. Not just any trains.  One had to look like a post-Civil War locomotive hauling a special car for special agents Jim West and Artemus Gordon (hoo-rah!). The other engine—manipulated by the evil genius Dr. Arliss Loveless (hssssss!)—needed to somewhat resemble a huge combat tank. But producers are Hollywood types, and they generally don’t know anything about railroad equipment. So the movie makers called in the “Train Man.” Enter Jim Clark.

He told them how to bring rough drawings to life. He found the locomotives and the train cars. Clark showed them how to run the equipment (he did most of the work himself). He helped design the train stunts. And he oversaw all the railroad aspects of the flick.

Okay, so the film derailed.  At least the trains were great.  Thanks to the Train Man.

Read more: Jim Clark - Hollywood's "Go To Guy" for Trains

Pepe Serna

Pepe Serna as Scruffy in Silverado 72 dpiPepe SernaThe veteran supporting character actor numbers 100 film roles and more than 300 episodic television credits over his long 46 year career that includes such films as the Western classics Shoot Out opposite Gregory Peck (filmed near Bishop, Ca) directed by veteran Western filmmaker Henry Hathaway, The Ballad of Gregorio Cortez \starring with Edward James Olmos, Lawrence Kasdan’s Western epic Silverado, The Rookie, opposite Clint Eastwood, John Schlesinger’s Day of the Locust, Dalton Trumbo’s Johnny’s Got His Gun, and the Science fiction cult classic The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai.  Serna has the distinction of having played present-day super star Jennifer Lopez’s father, early in her career, on the TV series Second Chances. and spin-off Hotel Malibu.

Serna is perhaps best recognized today for his role as Angel, the doomed Cuban refugee buddy of Al Pacino’s Tony Montana who meets his demise at the end of a chainsaw in what Entertainment Weekly described as “One of the top 100 Bloodiest Memorable Movie Scenes” in SCARFACEporting character actor numbers 100 film roles and more than 300 episodic television credits over his long 46 year career that includes such films as the Western classics Shoot Out opposite Gregory Peck (filmed near Bishop, Ca) directed by veteran Western filmmaker Henry Hathaway, The Ballad of Gregorio Cortez \starring with Edward James Olmos, Lawrence Kasdan’s Western epic Silverado, The Rookie, opposite Clint Eastwood, John Schlesinger’s Day of the Locust, Dalton Trumbo’s Johnny’s Got His Gun, and the Science fiction cult classic The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai.  Serna has the distinction of having played present-day super star Jennifer Lopez’s father, early in her career, on the TV series Second Chances. and spin-off Hotel Malibu.

Read more: Pepe Serna

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 "The Battle of the Little Big Horn Fact and Film"The Battle of the Little Big Horn Fact and Film." Guests will learn about actual facts concerning General Custer, the battle and the many films that have been produced about the historical event, the first film done in 1910. Also available for viewing close up will be weapons and equipment of the type used by the troops and Indians in the fight from Larry's collection. Other items include canteen, bayonet, hunting knife and entrenching tool as issued.  

Francis "Mike" Nevins

Mike Nevins Picture 72dpiFrancis M. Nevins is a professor emeritus at St. Louis University School of Law, where he taught from 1971 until his retirement. In 1979, Nevins was one of the first law professors to create a seminar on Law, Lawyers and Justice in Popular Fiction and Film, a subject now widely covered,  and has written a large number of essays on that subject. He has also written on mainstream legal subjects like decedents= estates and copyright law, and is generally recognized as one of the leading authorities on the legal issues that arise when those two areas collide.

He is also the author of six mystery novels: Publish and Perish (1975), Corrupt and Ensnare (1978), The 120-Hour Clock (1986), The Ninety Million Dollar Mouse (1987), Into the Same River Twice (1996) and Beneficiaries= Requiem (2000). He has written about forty short stories which have appeared in Ellery Queen, Alfred Hitchcock and other national magazines and many of which have been reprinted in leading mystery anthologies. A large assortment of his shorter fiction has been collected in Night Forms (2010). He has edited more than 15 mystery anthologies and collections and has written several nonfiction books on the genre. Two of these nonfiction titles have won him Edgar awards from Mystery Writers of America. He has written articles, book reviews and similar short pieces on mystery fiction for newspapers, magazines and reference works. Cornucopia of Crime, a large collection of his nonfiction, was published in 2010. Among his recent books are Ellery Queen: The Art of Detection (2013) and the Edgar-nominated Judges & Justice & Lawyers & Law (2014).

Read more: Francis "Mike" Nevins

Wyatt McCrea

Wyatt_McCrea_72dpiWyatt McCrea is the oldest grandchild of the late actor Joel McCrea and his actress wife Frances Dee.  Wyatt is the co-owner of Third Point Productions, which produces primarily television content, commercials and music videos.  He serves as Executive Producer for several television projects currently under development or in pre-production.  Most recently Wyatt was featured as deputy Walt Tyler in the western feature “Canyon Trail”, he has been featured in both print and internet advertising for Uberti/Benelli USA, has appeared on the cable series “Call 911” and on the History channels series “Big History”, as well as various local commercials.  

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Celebrity Guests

Jim Clark
Diamond Farnsworth
Billy King
Pepe Serna

Master of Ceremonies

Larry Maurice

Guest Authors & Panelists
Cheryl Rogers Barnett
Bob Boze Bell
Larry Floyd
Wyatt McCrea
David Rothel
Francis Nevins

Panel Moderator
Ed Hulse

 
Friday Night Keynote Film

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Saturday Night Keynote Film

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Special Guests
John Gilliland
     aka Hopalong Cassidy
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