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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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Alabama Hills

About three hours north of Hollywood and a million miles from urban life, nestled in the foothills of the Eastern Sierra Mountains, the little town of Lone Pine, California and the nearby Alabama Hills has been the location for hundreds of films, commercials and television shows. Since the early years of filmmaking, directors and actors, producers and their production units large and small have packed up and left Hollywood for the great outdoors. Approaching the 100th anniversary of The Roundup (1920), the first documented film

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produced in the area, Lone Pine has played host to hundreds of the industry’s best known directors and actors, among them directors William Wyler, John Ford, George Stephens and William Wellman; and actors as diverse as John Wayne, Bing Crosby, Barbara Stanwyck, Robert Downey, Jr., and Jeff Bridges. For movie buffs and television viewers around the world these hills in the Owens Valley have portrayed the wilds of the American West (Bad Day at Black Rock, 1954), the valleys of the Himalayas (Gunga Din, 1939), and the Arabian desert (Iron Man, 2008).

More recent productions such as Tremors and Joshua Tree, were filmed at "movie ranch" sites known as Movie Flats and Movie Flat Road. In Gladiator, actor Russell Crowe rides a horse in front of the Alabamas, with Mount Whitney in the background, for a scene presumably set in Spain. Star Trek Generations was filmed here in addition to Overton, Nevada and Paramount Studios. This range was one of the filming locations for Disney's Dinosaur. More recently, many parts of the films Iron Man and Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen were filmed here.

The genesis of the following list is the original list that Lone Pine historian and author Dave Holland published in his book On Location In Lone Pine in 1990. In the twenty-plus years since that list was published, many titles have been added and a few have been removed. Compiling the ultimate and complete list will likely never happen, but with the help of many film buffs and Lone Pine aficionados the list grows. What follows is the most current list of theatrical films and shorts filmed wholly or in part in Lone Pine and the surrounding areas as of July 15, 2011.

The "Search" option can be used at this time to search words in a movie title only. We hope to have search extended for years, actors and studios very soon.

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YearMovie TitleStudioStarring
1930 Bad Man, The First National Pictures Huston, Walter
1949 Bagdad Universal Pictures O'Hara, Maureen
1968 Bamboo Saucer, The World Entertainment Corporation Duryea, Dan
1943 Bar 20 United Artists Boyd, William (Hopalong Cassidy)
1935 Bar 20 Rides Again Paramount Pictures Boyd, William (Hopalong Cassidy)
1944 Barbary Coast Gent Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Berry, Wallace
1935 Between Men Supreme Pictures Mack Brown, Johnny
1950 Beyond the Purple Hills Columbia Pictures Autry, Gene
1932 Beyond the Rockies RKO-Pathe Distributing Corporation Keene, Tom
1994 Bicyclist, The Past Due Productions Harrison, Richmond


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