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Sunday, August 28, 2016

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    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

    Billy King Remembers Hopalong Cassidy

    Festival guest Billy King returns to join us for our 27th Film Festival to discuss and reminisce about his movie making experiences with William Boyd.  Read More
  • Ansel Adams - In The Footsteps of the Master Tour

    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
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Ansel Adams - In The Footsteps of the Master Tour

Ansel_Adams“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 Master Tour, as she follows Ansel Adams’ footsteps to five specific sites in which he created images that capture our beautiful landscape.  Gain insight into working with light, texture, and zones right where Adams worked. Tour includes a handout that offers reference photographs and sources as well as a bibliography for those that want further insight into Ansel Adams, a multifaceted and visionary photographer. 

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Ansel Adams – In the Footsteps of the Master is a Car Caravan Tour with tour guide, Catherine Kravitz. Participants to meet at the S. Museum parking lot. Tour will leave at the times designated below. Please note - Some walking on uneven ground –suggest wearing appropriate shoes. 


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

About Catherine Kravitz...
As the Collections Manager and docent of the Lone Pine Film History Museum, Catherine Kravitz, rarely gets to wander the Alabama Hills or even see the sun for that matter. When asked if she would like to create a tour of the different sites Ansel Adams visited and photographed, she jumped at the opportunity. Using her skills as a former researcher, she took 2.5 months and 25 books to gain background and insight in Ansel Adams. Coupled with her experience in the art world as an art gallery owner and her communication skills as a docent, she gets to do what she loves; talk about an amazing artist and share some beautiful locations linked to an outstanding artist. 

Arches of the Alabama Hills Tour

ArchMost people would agree that the Alabama Hills exhibit an extraordinary beauty with its unique rock formations, stunning skylines, and the backdrop of the majestic High Sierra mountain range. It is no wonder that the film industry has repeatedly chosen this area as a location for so many movies. However, hidden within the rocks, there is another, often overlooked, natural treasure, the arches of the Alabama Hills.

Car Caravan 72 dpiThe Arches of the Alabama Hills Tour is a Car Caravan Tour with tour guide, Page Williams. Participants to meet at the S. 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     10:00 Am - 12:00 Noon  SoldOut 50 x

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

About Page Williams...
Page Williams is a fifth generation Native and part time California Historian and Wildlife photographer. Page has worked in the entertainment industry for over forty four years first in the theater with the Los Angeles Philharmonic and then with the London Royal Ballet and New York Opera. She has worked here in Hollywood for the past 35 years and was currently elected to her third term on the executive board of I.A.T.S.E. local 80. At this point Page would rather be in Lone Pine.

Hopalong Cassidy Original Bar 20 Ranch Tour

Hop a long Cassidy Lobby CardLone Pine’s future looks brightest when honoring its storied past. So let’s jump on the time machine and visit the still-working cattle ranch which served as the original “Bar 20” in the first and best Hopalong Cassidy feature film made in 1935. Come and see the historic and beautiful Lubken Ranch. Incredibly, the many westerns film location books have all ignored it, because until 2011 its rich movie history was unknown – even at our own festival.

Hop a long Cassidy Bar 20We begin in the museum theater with a video compilation of western excerpts shot at this pastoral venue covering the period from 1926 though 1949. Then travel up into the splendors of Lone Pine scenery via car caravan to tour the sacred grounds of the Lubken spread. There we will search for the ghosts of cowboy heroes who made scenes here we have known practically all our lives: Gene Autry, Randolph Scott, Bob Steele, Tim Holt, Ken Maynard, Fred Humes, Gabby Hayes, Richard Arlen, Big Boy Williams, Bill Cody, Hoot Gibson, Tom Mix, Johnny Mack Brown, Tom Tyler – even BONANZA shot here! Some walking is required as we trace the footsteps of screen legends through this rare oasis of green in Lone Pine. Tour guide is author and film historian Richard W. Bann. More importantly, we hope to be joined by festival guest Billy King who appeared with William Boyd in four Hoppy adventures. Come re-live magic movie moments, and make new memories too.

And as added treat, Dick will highlight some of the directors who made westerns on the Lubken Ranch, including - Bob Hill, B. Reaves Eason, Forrest Sheldon, Lynn Reynolds, William Wyler, Robert N. Bradbury, Joseph Kane, William Witney, Budd Boetticher, Howard Bretherton and George Archainbaud.

Special Festival guest and Hopalong co-star in four films, Billy King will be in the audience!

Tour guide: Richard W. Bann                     

TOURS:

Friday : 9:00 AM 

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Car Caravan - leaves promptly from the Museum South Parking Lot.  Note: Cost of tour is per person not per carApproximate time for tour; 2.5 hours

Note: Dick will be presenting an overview of the the Hopalong legacy, prior to the tour, in the Museum theater @ 8:00AM Friday. Admission is by Festival Button or tour pass only.

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Richard W. Bann
Bann is the host of Lone Pine's Bar 20 Ranch Tour, a regular essayist for Lone Pine At The Movies, and a major source for 16mm prints for the festival the last 20 years, film historian and author (books on Laurel & Hardy, Our Gang, W.C. Fields, Hal Roach, John Wayne). Bann started his career as a CPA testifying on behalf of William Boyd Enterprises with respect to Hopalong Cassidy films litigation and later was vice-president of Blackhawk Films, Inc. More recently he served as consultant to CMG Worldwide, the marketing and licensing agent representing the estates of Marilyn Monroe, Mark Twain, Babe Ruth, James Dean, Vince Lombardi, Jackie Robinson, etc. For the past 30 years Bann has been library consultant to a European film and TV company, Kirch Media GmbH and related entities, where he spent $4 million restoring and preserving the Hal Roach Studios 35mm nitrate film collection.  Bann's knowledge of "movies" and western heritage is always kindly shared in Lone Pine.

More Great Photos - Hopalong First Film - Movie Posters and Stills

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Hop a long Cassidy Lobby CardLone Pine’s future looks brightest when honoring its storied past. So let’s jump on the time machine and visit the still-working cattle ranch which served as the original “Bar 20” in the first and best Hopalong Cassidy feature film made in 1935. Come and see the historic and beautiful Lubken Ranch. Incredibly, the many westerns film location books have all ignored it, because until 2011 its rich movie history was unknown – even at our own festival.

Hop a long Cassidy Bar 20We begin in the museum theater with a video compilation of western excerpts shot at this pastoral venue covering the period from 1926 though 1949. Then travel up into the splendors of Lone Pine scenery via car caravan to tour the sacred grounds of the Lubken spread. There we will search for the ghosts of cowboy heroes who made scenes here we have known practically all our lives: Gene Autry, Randolph Scott, Bob Steele, Tim Holt, Ken Maynard, Fred Humes, Gabby Hayes, Richard Arlen, Big Boy Williams, Bill Cody, Hoot Gibson, Tom Mix, Johnny Mack Brown, Tom Tyler – even BONANZA shot here! Some walking is required as we trace the footsteps of screen legends through this rare oasis of green in Lone Pine. Tour guide is author and film historian Richard W. Bann. More importantly, we hope to be joined by festival guest Billy King who appeared with William Boyd in four Hoppy adventures. Come re-live magic movie moments, and make new memories too.

And as added treat, Dick will highlight some of the directors who made westerns on the Lubken Ranch, including - Bob Hill, B. Reaves Eason, Forrest Sheldon, Lynn Reynolds, William Wyler, Robert N. Bradbury, Joseph Kane, William Witney, Budd Boetticher, Howard Bretherton and George Archainbaud.

Special Festival guest and Hopalong co-star in four films, Billy King will be in the audience!

Tour guide: Richard W. Bann                     

TOURS:

Friday : 9:00AM 

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Car Caravan - leaves promptly from the Museum South Parking Lot.  Note: Cost of tour is per person not per carApproximate time for tour; 2.5 hours


Note: Dick will be presenting an overview of the the Hopalong legacy, prior to the tour, in the Museum theater @ 8:00AM Friday. Admission is by Festival Button or tour pass only.


Exhibit Information Click Here 72 h
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Richard W. Bann
Bann is the host of Lone Pine's Bar 20 Ranch Tour, a regular essayist for Lone Pine At The Movies, and a major source for 16mm prints for the festival the last 20 years, film historian and author (books on Laurel & Hardy, Our Gang, W.C. Fields, Hal Roach, John Wayne). Bann started his career as a CPA testifying on behalf of William Boyd Enterprises with respect to Hopalong Cassidy films litigation and later was vice-president of Blackhawk Films, Inc. More recently he served as consultant to CMG Worldwide, the marketing and licensing agent representing the estates of Marilyn Monroe, Mark Twain, Babe Ruth, James Dean, Vince Lombardi, Jackie Robinson, etc. For the past 30 years Bann has been library consultant to a European film and TV company, Kirch Media GmbH and related entities, where he spent $4 million restoring and preserving the Hal Roach Studios 35mm nitrate film collection.  Bann's knowledge of "movies" and western heritage is always kindly shared in Lone Pine.

More Great Photos - Hopalong First Film - Movie Posters and Stills

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Billy King Remembers Hopalong Cassidy

Billy Gabby Hayes Windy in Hoppy Film LResFestival guest Billy King returns to join us for our 27th Film Festival to discuss and reminisce about his movie making experiences with William Boyd.  As a 12-year-old, King co-starred in a total of four Hopalong Cassidy films, three filmed in the Alabama Hills in the late 1930’s. Billy will meet everyone, on the tour at different Lone Pine location, some new from last year’s festival "Billy King” tour. One of Cassidy’s films, with co-star Billy will be screened before the tour.  

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TOURS:

Friday : 3:30 PM 

Biily King Remembers is a BUS Tour with tour guide, Don Kelsen. The bus will leave at 3:30 PM on Friday from the South Museum parking lot. Tour itself is 2.5 hours. Please note - Some walking on uneven ground – suggest wearing appropriate shoes. Bus accomodates 54 passengers.      

SPECIAL PRESENTATION:  Friday October 7 @ 2:30 in the Museum Theater -Don and Billy will screen scenes from Billy's Hopalong movies. A Q & A will follow.

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”  

ABOUT BILLY...

We look forward to the recollections of Billy King as a 12 year-old boy working (as Artie, Buck Peters’ adolescent nephew) opposite William Boyd as Hoppy and George Hayes as Windy. Do not miss the opportunity to meet Mr. King ! 

A little Background...

Billy’s career started in Delano, California, when his father brought home a young mustang colt. The colt stood 14 hands high, was dark sorrel in the body with black mane and tail, and had three white stocking feet. He was named Tony.

Billy’s Dad was a professional muleskinner who trained Tony and taught Billy to show him in Northern California horse shows. Tony and Billy entered stock horse events and county fair horse shows.  As a result of winning many local events Billy received a call from Hollywood producer Harry Sherman who had formed Harry Sherman Productions in 1935 to produce films based on Clarence Mulford's Bar 20 novels, featuring the character Hopalong Cassidy. Sherman was searching for a kid-cowboy for four of his upcoming Hoppy movies.

It was 1937 and Billy was in the 7th grade. Billy was asked to read a scene for director Lesley Selander. Selander approved and Sherman offered Billy a weekly salary. While Billy readily admits he absolutely had no acting ability at all, he declared, “But I could ride a horse.” Billy and his Dad promised to show up in Lone Pine, California, to shoot the first of four movies. It was Billy’s father’s suggestion that Tony be included in the contract.

Director Selander was very clear about the script.  He would say, “Billy, you know the story and you live the life, so you can use your own words to express what you’re thinking. I want you to interact on the screen like you would if you were interacting with a real person.”  Selander gave Billy self-assurance so the cameras could capture a kid who worshipped the Hoppy threesome on film.   

After his brief four-film career, King finished high school, went to college, served in WWII as a naval pilot, married his college sweetheart and raised three children while working as an insurance executive. He earned a graduate degree in rhetoric and group dynamics, an Aristotelian pursuit, and taught college for 30 years at UC Davis.

From October 7th – 9th, 2016, Billy King will return to Lone Pine for the 27th annual Lone Pine Film Festival to share his wonderful remembrances. This year’s Festival pays tribute to the great Western Directors.

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John Gilliland as "Hoppy"
will be on hand

Billy King's good friend, "Hopalong" John Gilliland will join Billy and tour participants to re-visit the Lone Pine locations where Billy's movies with Hoppy were made. John will be wearing his accurate reproduction of Hoppy's outfit as it appeared in 1937 and 1938 and will be available to pose for location photos with Billy and the tour guests. John is a native Californian, a resident of Menlo Park, California, and a Lone Pine Film History Museum member and Festival participant since 2003.

 

 

 

Gunga Din Tour

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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 this day the largest production ever filmed in the Lone Pine area. The production company created huge sets, hired over a thousand extras, and built a tent city to house the cast and crew. It is recognized as one of the rare films of its era to stand up well to modern sensitivities. Visit the site of the temple, the village of Tanta Pur, battle scene locations and see the location of the bridge crossed by the elephants.

Friday   3:30 PM 

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Ebmeyer_Bus_sm_72dpiThe "Gunga Din" Tour is a BUS Tour with tour guide, Reid Campbell, Buses will leave at 3:30 PM on Friday from the South Museum parking lot. Buses will return to this lot. Tour itself is 2.5 hours. Please note - Some walking on uneven ground – suggest wearing appropriate shoes. Bus accomodates 54 passengers.

About Reid Campbell;...

Reid Campbell shares his time between Dominican Republic and the nearby desert mining town of Darwin Ca.He was born in Hollywood California, studied film scoring at UCLA and currently composes music, is a pilot and owns a crop dusting business in the Dominican Republic.

Reid has loved the movie Gunga Din since childhood seeing it over 20 times. With his sense of adventure, love of exploring the High Desert and Hollywood background he is excited to share his passion with you with the Gunga Din tour this film festival.

 Gunga Din Theatrical Trailer 1939
 
   Dave Holland on Gunga Din
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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
Ben Mankiewicz
Wyatt McCrea
David Rothel
Francis Nevins
Jay Dee Witney

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Panel Moderator
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