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Ansel Adams - In The Footsteps of the Master Join Catherine Kravitz, Museum Staff and Docent, 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.  Read the Full Story
Dynamite Pass - Remembering Tim Holt - NEW Dynamite Pass Tim Holt and the Mexican-Irish pal of his movie adventures, Richard Martin do battle with an unscrupulous toll road operator, in 1950’s Dynamite Pass where, this time the Alabama Hills stand-in for New Mexico. The RKO stars hire out to protect the builders of a new road,where not only guns but charges of dynamite come into play. After a bus ride to Lone Pines back lot, this WALKING tour, in the Alabama Hills, is centralized in Pot-sa-ga-wa Garden and it’s surrounding areas where Tim and Chito have worked numerous times before. Read the Full Story
Audie Murphy - A Real - Reel Hero Re-trace the steps of one of America's great war heroes, Audie Murphy, as we take you to where he made three of his most interesting movies, Hell Bent for Leather (1959), Posse from Hell (1960), and Showdown (1962). Murphy was a better actor than he gave himself credit for and was involved in some production planning such as location spotting. Warren and Ross will show you not only sites from the films but also where some of these movies's most thrilling stunts were performed. The tour will incorporate some "Audie audio". Join us as we saddle up with one of Lone Pine's great ghost riders.
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Lone Pine Back Lot Tour Visit locations seldom seen by our visitors. A must tour for movie buffs. Visit The Tim Holt cabin, A picture stop of Hoppys cabin, visit movie lake and a ghost town were so many movies were made. See a old train and gas station, and other locations still standing. Steve McQueen Tim Holt, Gene Autry Hopalong Cassidy and many others worked here. Hidden Lone Pine at its best.  Read the Full Story
A Good Day at Black Rock Jerry leads the auto caravan out to the dry lakes east of town. These strange flat areas have been used for races and scenes for several movies including Courageous Avenger, Army Girl, and Mel Gibson's, Maverick. Then it’s on to the Bad Day at Black Rock town site which gives the tour its name, "A Good Day at Black Rock."  Using large photos and sharing humorous anecdotes, Mr. Condit will lead folks through the area. A short walking distance from Black Rock, the tour will then take a stroll to the site of the ghost town set that was used in THE LAW AND JAKE WADE. A side trip to the Alabama's will identify other filming locations. Read the Full Story
Lone Ranger The Lone Ranger has been in the rocks here in Lone Pine since 1938 when Bill Witney and John English directed The Lone Ranger serial. On this tour you will visit sites where this action classic shot, onto some of the locations for the Clayton Moore and John Hart Ranger we remember from early television. Finally, we travel out to where Disney shot scenes for the most recent incarnation. It takes a little longer to travel between the locations than to travel back in time, but it is well worth the adventure. Read the Full Story
Secrets of the Wasteland A Hopalong Cassidy adventure inspired by the Shangri-La of LOST HORIZON -- the Bar 20 trio joins an archeological expedition in search of ancient Indian ruins. Instead they find a mysterious "lost city" populated by Chinese Americans!  Beforehand, we will screen the film in the Museum Theater then start out on our own expedition in search of the locations where Paramount Pictures lensed this western yarn. Read the Full Story
Hopalong Cassidy Original Bar 20 Ranch Tour Lone 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. We begin in the museum theater with a video compilation of western excerpts shot at this pastoral venue covering the period from 1926 though 1949. Read the Full Story
North South Tour Considered one of the most scenic drives, you'll see LOTS of the Alabama Hills. The tour travels throughout the length of the Alabama Hills to famous filming locations of such movies as Gunga Din, Westward Ho, and Wagons Westward. You will visit famous locations on this combination of two original festival tours created by Festival Founder Dave Holland.  View the Hoppy cabin where the Boyds honeymooned.   Read the Full Story
Gunga Din Tour Filmed here 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. Read the Full Story
Celebrity Stars at the 25th Lone Pine Film Festival   “Where the Real West Becomes the Reel West!”   ...Silver Anniversary ...Celebrity Guests    ...Back Lot Tours ....and much, much MORE!...           Read the Full Story
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, but so inspirational, everyone can enjoy this early morning spectacle. See why directors and cinematographers couldn't get enough of the spectacular mornings in "The Range of Light." Read the Full Story
Anchor Ranch Walking Tour ANCHOR RANCH WALKING TOUR is a walking tour of the location for many Hopalong Cassidy and Tim Holt films. Anchor Ranch is currently a working ranch owned and operated by three generations of Spainhowers. The ranch has been used in Westerns for more than 80 years, becoming a Hacienda, Mission and the Anchorville set for many Hopalong Cassidy and Tim Holt Westerns.  First walk where Fatty Arbuckle, Fred Humes, Ken Maynard and many silent range heroes worked in the good old days. Read the Full Story
Owens River 1900 Water Wars Tour Four wheel drive tour of the Owens valley water war and Los Angeles aqueduct.  Learn how the river has made a comeback and the efforts being addressed to restore the river wildlife.  Tour led by California Historian and wildlife photographer  Page Williams and Lone Pines own Dorothy Bonnefin with local, Cathy Jefferson Bankroft riding, providing information on the early water wars with the Indians and white settlers.  Cathy is the Tribal historic preservationist for the Lone Pine Paiute-Shoshone reservation.
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