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Wednesday, July 29, 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

    The Rawhide Movie Tour - Description Coming Soon...        The Rawhide Tour is a BUS Tour with tour guide, Melody Holland-Tour. Buses will then Read More
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In Old Colorado Tour

In Old Colorado 330 72 dpiIn Old Colorado is a Tour about the "right to water". The movie depicts conflict with two ranchers, herding cattle in and around the scenic Alabama Hills. Hoppy, Lucky and California travel from the Bar 20, in Arizona to Colorado to solve the mystery behind the fight for water. 

Ebmeyer_Bus_sm_72dpiThe "In Old Colorado" Tour is a BUS Tour with tour guide, Don Kelsen. A screening of the movie will be held Friday Morning, October 9 @ The High School Auditorium @ 7:30 AM. Buses will then leave at 9:00 AM from the Main Street side of the auditorium. Buses 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 46 passengers.  The Sunday (3:00 PM - 5:00 PM Tour) will leave from the Museum south Parking lot. Sunday tour participants are encouraged to attend the Friday 7:30 AM Screening.      

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


Tour: Friday        9:00 AM – 11:00 AM    FRIDAY IS  SoldOut 50 x

Tour: Sunday        3:00 PM – 5:00 PM

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”  

The Hired Gun Movie Tour

Hired Gun 330 72 dpiThe Hired Gun Movie Tour is based on the dramatic story of a woman accused of murdering her husband. Ellen Beldon (Anne Francis) is awaiting the hangman in a Texas jail. Rory Calhoun, ‘The Hired Gun’ kidnaps Ellen Beldon, to return her to Texas after breaking out of jail with the help of Judd Farrow (Chuck Connors) ranch foreman for her uncle, in New Mexico. The Alabama Hills is the Cinemascope, setting for the escape and return of Anne Francis, (a Lone Pine Film Festival guest, several times.) Anne Francis starred, with the Alabama Hills, two years before this film, in “Bad Day At Black Rock.”  

Ebmeyer_Bus_sm_72dpiThe Hired Gun Tour is a BUS Tour with tour guide, Don Kelsen. A screening of the movie will be held Saturday Morning, October 10 @ The High School Auditorium @ 7:30 AM. Buses will then leave at 9:00 AM from the Main Street side of the auditorium. Buses 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 46 passengers.      

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


Tour: Saturday        9:00 AM – 11:30 AM 

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”  

Alabama Hills, Hollywood's Orient Tour

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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 travel to India, the Khyber Pass, Arabia, Iran and other exotic locations for films such as "Gunga Din", "I Cover the War", "Lives of Bengal Lancer", and "King of the Khyber Rifles". Led by Chris Langley, who lived in Iran for two years, the Alabama Hills, Hollywood's Orient Tour will explore what these cultures are really, rather than the “Orientalism” distortions that flickered on our screens in the past. 

Car Caravan 72 dpiThe Alabama Hills - Hollywood's Orient Tour is a Car Caravan Tour with tour guide, Chris Langley. Participants to meet at the south Museum parking lot. Tour will leave @ the hours noted below. Tour is approximately 2 hours. Please note - Some walking on uneven ground –suggest wearing appropriate shoes.

Saturday  11:30 AM - 1:30 PM

Note: Cost of the tour is per person - not per car.

About Chris Langley...
Christopher Langley, a life-long educator, has lived in and studied the Mojave Desert for over forty years. Achieving his BA in English-History at Dartmouth College, He is the writer/historian part of a collaboration (along with Osceola Refetoff, fine art photographer) called “”High & Dry: dispatches from the land of little rain” and their work can be found at desertdispatches.com.

Langley’s writing includes work appearing regularly in The Inyo Register, The Sun Runner, and KCET’s Artbound. Other publications include a history of Lone Pine, CA, a cultural history of Mount Whitney, and From Jayhawkers to Jawas: a Short History of Filming in Death Valley. Founder of the Alabama Hills Stewardship Group, Langley’s environmental advocacy won commendations including a Nat’l Conservation Cooperation Award and a Sierra Nevada Business Council 20/20 Vision Award.

Rawhide Movie Tour

Rawhide Lobby card 330 72 dpiThe Rawhide Movie Tour - Description Coming Soon... 

     

Ebmeyer_Bus_sm_72dpiThe Rawhide Tour is a BUS Tour with tour guide, Melody Holland-Tour. Buses will then leave at the times noted below from the Museum's south Parking lot. Tour itself is approximately 2.5 hours. Please note - Some walking on uneven ground –suggest wearing appropriate shoes.  

Sunday   10:00 AM – 12:30 PM

About Melody Holland-Ogburn...
Joining us again, Melody is the daughter of festival cofounder Dave Holland. Having led guests on bus tours as a step-on guide since the first year, she notes first-time attendees on at least one of her tours each weekend. “Every year brings great, new experiences through these movie location tours. I treasure seeing people meet and share memories with old friends. Others make new friends. And they’re all enjoying the area. It’s a unique festival!”

 

Tom Mix's Hidden Location Tour

RIDERS PURPLE SAGE MIX SET 330 72dpiCome along with film historian Chris Langley as we follow the trail of silent film hero Tom Mix working in Lone Pine. Riders of the Purple Sage (1925) was one of his greatest hits and you will see many important sites from the film. We begin in Lone Pine town where we see the locations of the first significant set built here. Then follow out the old road that parallels Whitney Portal Road to locations along Lone Pine Creek. Finally see where Tom built the adobe buildings where he and his darling would spend the rest of their lives together. 

Car Caravan 72 dpiThe Tom Mix's Hidden Location Tour is a Car Caravan Tour with tour guide, Chris Langley. Participants to meet at the south Museum parking lot. Tour will leave @ the hours noted below. Tour is approximately 2 hours. Please note - Some walking on uneven ground –suggest wearing appropriate shoes.

Friday 11:30 PM - 1:30 PM  FRIDAY IS  SoldOut 50 x

Sunday 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Note: Cost of the tour is per person - not per car.

About Chris Langley...
Christopher Langley, a life-long educator, has lived in and studied the Mojave Desert for over forty years. Achieving his BA in English-History at Dartmouth College, He is the writer/historian part of a collaboration (along with Osceola Refetoff, fine art photographer) called “”High & Dry: dispatches from the land of little rain” and their work can be found at desertdispatches.com.

Langley’s writing includes work appearing regularly in The Inyo Register, The Sun Runner, and KCET’s Artbound. Other publications include a history of Lone Pine, CA, a cultural history of Mount Whitney, and From Jayhawkers to Jawas: a Short History of Filming in Death Valley. Founder of the Alabama Hills Stewardship Group, Langley’s environmental advocacy won commendations including a Nat’l Conservation Cooperation Award and a Sierra Nevada Business Council 20/20 Vision Award.

 

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