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Wednesday, August 23, 2017

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Marguerite Happy

Marguerite HappyRaised in Salinas, California by Jim and Sally Martins with one brother Kearney, Marguerite married Clifford Happy in 1977 and moved to Newhall.

Marguerite’s father-in-law, Don Happy, helped her become an extra in the motion picture business at age 18. While working on the film "1941" in 1979, stunt coordinator Terry Leonard converted her during a fight scene and her stunt career began. 

Credits include: “Little House on the Prairie”, “How The West Was Won”, "Thelma and Louise", "Men in Black II", "The Mask of Zorro", "Runaway Bride", "Charlies Angels Full Throttle", “Pure Country”, “Rodeo Girl”, “Triumphs of a Man Called Horse III, “Bad Girls”, “NCIS” to name a few.

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Marguerite is a loyal Gold Card member of The Women’s Professional Rodeo Association and enjoys competing in the Barrel Race and Team Roping.  Finding herself semi-retired she enjoys giving horse riding lessons, riding outside horses and is grateful for the opportunity to continue learning from these experiences.


She was inducted into the Hollywood Stuntmen’s Hall of Fame in 2011 and become an Honoree of The 2017 Reel Cowboys Silver Spur Award in recognition of her work in Western Film.

After 40 years of marriage they are most proud of their two sons Sean, Ryan and daughter in-law Erica. 

Marguerite would like to thank Diamond and Linda Farnsworth for asking her to be a part of the 2017 Lone Pine Film Festival and looks forward to spending time in Lone Pine with “movie fans." Marguerite 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.

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.

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.

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. 

​​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

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