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  • HAVE GUN WILL TRAVEL TOUR

    SCREENING: HIGH SCHOOL THEATER -  SATURDAY OCTOBER 7th @ 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM  HAVE GUN WILL TRAVEL TOUR (9:00 AM - 11:00 AM) - Read More
  • LONE RANGER TOUR

    SCREENING: MUSEUM THEATER -  FRIDAY OCTOBER 6th @ 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM) LONE RANGER TOUR - Immediately Follows Presentation (3:30 PM - 5:30 PM) Read More
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LONE PINE BACK LOT TOUR

LONE PINE BACK LOT TOUR - FRIDAY OCTOBER 6 (9:00 AM - 11:00 AM)

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Just TonyThe Lone Pine Back Lot Tour will visit locations seldom seen by our visitors. A must tour for movie buffs, the locations will bring silver screen memories from some of Western Hollywood’s finest – Tim Holt, Robert Mitchum, Tom Mix and Ken Maynard to name a few. We will travel up through the rocky bluffs of Tuttle Creek and “Tremors Pass” for a rare visit to the Tim Holt cabin and an exclusive opportunity to take a “picture stop” at the location of the Hoppy Cabin, once owned by the Boyds. In 1927 a movie was shot in these locations, many believe the first movie in which a father and son played a father and son. Can you name the actors?

Buffalo Bill Jr 1955 56 Dick Jones

Formed in the 1876 earthquake, Diaz Lake, attracted many of the film companies. Today the location is a County Camp ground and one of busiest outdoor recreation areas in Lone Pine.

The Back Lot tour ends at Anchor Ranch and at the location called the Hacienda? Can you name some of the stars who walked this set?

Riders From Tucson Holt

Tour itself is 2.0 hours. Note: While you may be transported to the tour site by bus and/or a car caravan, access to many of the movie locations are off-road and require walking over deep sand or rough terrain. It is imperative that one wear appropriate footwear, preferably hiking or trail shoes. 

Car Caravans: Access to the movie locations are over dirt roads and in some cases moderate rough terrain. Most cars will not have a problem with access. Low clearance vehicles are not recommended. Four wheel drive cars are best. Car Caravan tours tickets must be purchased per person not per car. Persons not having a respective tour ticket will not be permitted on the tour.

CLICK HERE to READ Liability Waiver. Your purchase of a ticket designates that you have read and reviewed this waiver.

About Your Tour Guides: Donna & Burt Yost: Returning from a ski trip, Columbus Day weekend 1990, Burt and Donna Yost discovered Lone Pine and as it happens, the Lone Pine Film Festival. Fans of old westerns, Burt and Donna soon started making trips to Lone Pine and the Alabama's in search of their favorite movie locations. That led to a meeting with Film Festival founder, Kerry Powell, and Director, Dave Holland with whom they became fast friends.

Since then, Burt and Donna have developed many additional friends in Lone Pine and have become well versed in the Alabama’s and Eastern Sierra landscape and respective movie locations. Their annual festival tours are always a sell-out, especially the “Back Lot” tour featured above.Burt & Donna are long time Santa Barbara residents.

Tour: FRIDAY October 6th

Leaves from the South Parking Lot of Museum @ 9:00 AM

HAVE GUN WILL TRAVEL TOUR

SCREENING: HIGH SCHOOL THEATER -  SATURDAY OCTOBER 7th @ 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM  
HAVE GUN WILL TRAVEL TOUR (9:00 AM - 11:00 AM) - Immediately Follows THE SATURDAY MORNING Presentation  and will leave from the front of the High High School on Main Street but return to the Museum.SoldOut 50 x

 

Have Gun Will Travel 2Richard Boone Stars as Paladin, a gun for hire. Road To Wickenburg and Marshall’s Boy are two episodes from the television series that ran for six seasons on CBS.  Harry Carey Jr. and ‘The Alabama Hills’ are cast members in these episodes from season two and season four. This HGWT tour will be a journey through the rocks and an education into Paladins/Boone’s professions: hired gun, actor and director.

A Second Have Gun Will Travel Tour will be available Saturday Afternoon @ 1:30 PM  - 3:30 PM SoldOut 50 x

Note: A preliminary Have Gun Will Travel screening will be held on Saturday Morning at 7:30 AM in the High School Auditorium. Don Kelsen, your tour guide, highly recommends that Saturday Tour participants schedule the early Friday 7screening to best be prepared for the tour.

Richard Boone Stars as Paladin, a gun for hire. “Road To Wickenburg” and “The Marshal’s Boy” are two episodes from the television series that ran for six seasons on CBS.  Harry Carey, Jr. and The Alabama Hills are cast members in these episodes from season two and season four. This HGWT tour will be a journey through the rocks and an education into Paladin’s/Boone’s professions: hired gun, actor and director.

Paladin

Tour itself is 2.0 hours. Note: While you may be transported to the tour site by bus and/or a car caravan, access to many of the movie locations are off-road and require walking over deep sand or rough terrain. It is imperative that one wear appropriate footwear, preferably hiking or trail shoes. 

Car Caravans: Access to the movie locations are over dirt roads and in some cases moderate rough terrain. Most cars will not have a problem with access. Low clearance vehicles are not recommended. Four wheel drive cars are best. Car Caravan tours tickets must be purchased per person not per car. Persons not having a respective tour ticket will not be permitted on the tour.

CLICK HERE to READ Liability Waiver. Your purchase of a ticket designates that you have read and reviewed this waiver.

About Your Tour Guide: 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.”  Don will be leading the Nevada, Have Gun WIll Travel and Lone Ranger tours this week. 

Tour: SATURDAY October 7th After Screening
Leaves from the front of High School on Main Street @ 9:00 AM SoldOut 50 x

NOTE: The Second Tour will also be Saturday at 1:30 PM and leave from the Museum South Parking Lot leaving and returning to the Museum. SoldOut 50 x

Screening Blank High School AuditoriumFRIDAY SCREENING - Have Gun Will Travel (60 Minutes)
7:30 AM High School Auditorium

 

The 7:30 AM Presentation will be directly FOLLOWED BY A HAVE GUN WILL TRAVEL TOUR @  9:00 AM – 11:00 AM

SYNOPSIS:

HAVE GUN PICS KELSEN 1Richard Boone Stars as Paladin, a gun for hire. Road To Wickenburg and Marshall’s Boy are two episodes from the television series that ran for six seasons on CBS.  Harry Carey Jr. and ‘The Alabama Hills’ are cast members in these episodes from season two and season four. This Have Gun Will Travel tour will be a journey through the rocks and an education into Paladins/Boone’s professions: hired gun, actor and director.

HAVE GUN WILL TRAVEL - TV SERIES

HAVE GUN WILL TRAVEL (1957 – 1963)
Adult  - CBS
Starring:  Richard Boone     

This series follows the adventures of a man calling himself "Paladin" taking his name from that of the foremost knight warriors in Charlemagne's court. He is a gentleman gunfighter who travels around the Old West working as a mercenary gunfighter for people who hire him to solve their problems for them. Paladin may charge steep fees to clients who can afford to hire him, typically $1000 per job, but will provide his services for free to poor people who need his help.

He prefers to settle without violence the difficulties brought his way by clients when possible. When forced, he excels in fisticuffs and, under his real name, was a dueling champion of some renown. Paladin is a former Union cavalry officer, a graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point, and a veteran of the American Civil War. Paladin’s permanent place of residence is the Carlton Hotel, a luxury hotel in San Francisco. In San Francisco he lives the life of a successful businessman and cultured bon vivant, wearing elegant custom-made suits, consuming fine wine, playing the piano, and attending the opera and other cultural events. He is an expert chess player, poker player, and swordsman. He is skilled in Chinese martial arts and is seen in several episodes receiving instruction and training with a Kung Fu master in San Francisco. He is highly educated, able to quote classic literature, philosophy, and case law, and speaks several languages. While at work on the frontier, Paladin changes into all-black western-style clothing.

Paladin's primary weapon is a custom-made, first-generation .45 caliber Colt Single Action Army Cavalry Model revolver carried in a black leather holster (with a platinum chess knight symbol facing the rear), hanging from a black leather gunbelt. He also carried a lever action Marlin rifle strapped to his saddle, and a derringer concealed under his belt.

Paladin gives out a business card imprinted with "Have Gun Will Travel" and a drawing of a knight chess piece. A close-up of this card is used as a title card between scenes in the program.

Paladin gives out a business card imprinted with "Have Gun Will Travel" and a drawing of a knight chess piece. A close-up of this card is used as a title card between scenes in the program.

http://www.westernclippings.com/remember/havegunwilltravel_doyouremember.shtml

 

Have Gun Will Travel Episodes That were Filmed in Lone Pine

“The Outlaw”
“In an Evil Time”
“The Wager”
“Treasure Trail”
“The Golden Toad”
“The Education of Sarah Jane”
“The Revenger”
“Ben Ja Jalisco”
“The Brothers”
“Invasion” (stock footage)
“The Bride”
“Long Way Home” (check)
“The Marshal’s Boy”
“The Posse”
“The Calf”
“Crowbait”
“Quiet Night on Town part 1 and 2 (#1 has LP)
“Road to Wickenberg”
“Pandora’s Box” (Bishop)
“Sweet Lady of the Moon” (Bishop)

 

 

ANSEL ADAMS TOUR

ANSEL ADAMS TOUR - SATURDAY OCTOBER 7 (9:00 AM - 11:00 AM)  SoldOut 50 x

Ansel Adams Sierra“A Good Photograph is Knowing Where to Stand” Ansel Adams. 

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. 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

Tour itself is 2.0 hours. Note: While you may be transported to the tour site by bus and/or a car caravan, access to many of the movie locations are off-road and require walking over deep sand or rough terrain. It is imperative that one wear appropriate footwear, preferably hiking or trail shoes. 

Car Caravans: Access to the movie locations are over dirt roads and in some cases moderate rough terrain. Most cars will not have a problem with access. Low clearance vehicles are not recommended. Four wheel drive cars are best. Car Caravan tours tickets must be purchased per person not per car. Persons not having a respective tour ticket will not be permitted on the tour.

CLICK HERE to READ Liability Waiver. Your purchase of a ticket designates that you have read and reviewed this waiver.

About Your Tour Guides: As the Collections Manger and Docent of the Museum of Western FIlm History, Catherine, 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 ½ months and 25 books to gain background and insight into Ansel Adams.  Coupled with her experience in the art world as an art gallery owner and her communications 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.  It can’t get any better! 

Tour: SATURDAY October 7th

Leaves from the South Parking Lot of Museum @ 9:00 AM

JOHN WAYNE TOUR

PRESENTATION: MUSEUM THEATER -  FRIDAY OCTOBER 7th @ 12:00 Noon  
JOHN WAYNE TOUR - Immediately Follows THE FRIDAY NOON Presentation (1:00 PM - 3:00 PM) Sold Out sunday

Tour JohnWayne

A tour of John Wayne Alabama Hills movie locations, with comments on the various Directors with whom Wayne and other Western Stars worked, their contributions to the Art of the Western Genre, its depiction of a West that never really was but which was embraced by audiences, hungry to escape the realities of the Modern Age.

From his earliest starring roles in Poverty Row westerns to his final 1978 Great Western Savings TV commercial, Legendary John Wayne came to Lone Pine, one of his "favorite places of all time," according to his widow Pilar. Join us on this tribute tour to "the Duke" as we visit the rocks and sagebrush of the Alabama Hills and walk where Wayne and others worked before the camera.

Over a 45 year period, parts of thirteen features, "B" programmers, series westerns, and big budget epics were filmed on location here in Lone Pine with John Wayne...the same ground where countless other Saturday Matinee actors and their prolific directors toiled to entertain ticket buyers.

 

You will actually tread the dust where outlaw bands were "corralled" in Wayne's WESTWARD HO, KING OF THE PECOS, BLUE STEEL  and LAWLESS RANGE, desert action in I COVER THE WAR and a big budget color epic TYCOON, where a train tunnel was dug in the mighty Andes, where actual artifacts can still be seen, all these years later.

 

Before we begin our bus journey out into the ageless Alabama Hills, your guide, Mike Royer, will present a short video in which he will tell you how "the Duke" got his nickname, his early career and the boosts he got from directors Raoul Walsh and John Ford, show scenes lensed at the very sites we'll visit, the same hills where a young John Wayne strummed a guitar and serenaded (??) the gal in WESTWARD HO.

Mike will discuss the directors Wayne and others worked with, and pepper the tour with reminiscences of his 40+ year love affair with the Alabama Hills and how his first visit to Lone Pine probably altered his DNA. 

Bus tour itself is 2.0 hours. Note: While you will be transported to the tour sites by bus, access to the off-bus locations require walking over deep sand and/or rough terrain. It is imperative that one wear appropriate footwear, preferably hiking or trail shoes

A Second John Wayne Tour will be available Saturday Afternoon @ 3:00 PM  - 5:00 PMSold Out sunday

Note: A preliminary John Wayne Presentation will be held on Friday Afternoon @ 12:00 Noon in the Museum Theater. Mike Royer, your tour guide, highly recommends that Saturday Tour participants schedule the Friday presentation to best be prepared for the tour.

Thirty-eight years after his passing, John Wayne still remains in top ten poles...and outstanding achievement for a young man who began his days in Hollywood moving furniture and props. This  is the marvelous Lone Pine Film Festival Tribute Tour to "the Duke" John Wayne, and his contemporaries who worked here. "Welcome aboard, Pilgrims!"

Tour itself is 2.0 hours. Note: While you may be transported to the tour site by bus and/or a car caravan, access to many of the movie locations are off-road and require walking over deep sand or rough terrain. It is imperative that one wear appropriate footwear, preferably hiking or trail shoes. 

Car Caravans: Access to the movie locations are over dirt roads and in some cases moderate rough terrain. Most cars will not have a problem with access. Low clearance vehicles are not recommended. Four wheel drive cars are best. Car Caravan tours tickets must be purchased per person not per car. Persons not having a respective tour ticket will not be permitted on the tour.

CLICK HERE to READ Liability WaiverYour purchase of a ticket designates that you have read and reviewed this waiver.

About Your Tour Guides: In his 47+ year career as a cartoonist, Mike Royer has worked in comic books and comic strips, TV animation, a memorable decade working with the King of the Comics Jack Kirby, as his letterer and inker, followed by 21+ years as a product designer and character artist for the Walt Disney Licensing Creative Division and the Disney Stores. Mike now lives in his home state of Oregon enjoying semi-retirement. A Lone Pine Festival participant from year one, Mike, a Saturday Matinee Kid at heart, has a diverse knowledge of film making in the area and brings a passion for Western Heritage to all his tours. 

Tour: FRIDAY October 6th 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM)Sold Out sunday

Leaves from the South Parking Lot of Museum @ 1:00 PM 

A Second John Wayne Tour will be available SATURDAY Afternoon @ 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM and will leave from the South Museum Parking Lot. Sold Out sunday

 Additonal Reading:

Museum Handout - John Wayne - June 2017

 

ARCHES OF THE ALABAMAS TOUR

ARCHES OF THE ALABAMAS LOT TOUR - FRIDAY OCTOBER 6 (8:00 AM - 10:30 AM) 

Arch with Page Page 72 dpiMost 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. There are reportedly over 300 of these geologic structures in the area and they range in size from just inches to over twenty feet in length. This driving and walking tour will include three of the area’s best arches as well as short hikes through a couple of areas where there are a concentration of these features. Please note you will be walking a total area of over two miles on rough terrain. Be sure to bring cameras, binoculars, water, and wear comfortable and appropriate hiking shoesWarning: Hunting for arches can be addictive!

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Tour itself is 2.0 hours. Note: While you may be transported to the tour site by bus and/or a car carav

an, access to many of the movie locations are off-road and require walking over deep sand or rough terrain. It is imperative that one wear appropriate footwear, preferably hiking or trail shoes. 

Car Caravans: Access to the movie locations are over dirt roads and in some cases moderate rough terrain. Most cars will not have a problem with access. Low clearance vehicles are not recommended. Four wheel drive cars are best. Car Caravan tours tickets must be purchased per person not per car. Persons not having a respective tour ticket will not be permitted on the tour.

CLICK HERE to READ Liability Waiver. Your purchase of a ticket designates that you have read and reviewed this waiver.

About Your Tour Guides: Page Williams is a California Historian and a fifth generation native Californian.  Page spent over 40 years working in the film industry until her retirement three years ago.  She used the Alabama Hills and the Owens Valley as a get away from the turmoil of living in the Los Angeles area.

Tour: FRIDAY October 6th

Leaves from the South Parking Lot of Museum @ 8:00 AM

Arches Book

AVAILABLE in the MUSEUM GIFT SHOP

Arches of the Alabama Hills: A guide to 72 arches and 23 other features of the Alabama Hills. Includes GPS coordinates, 10 maps, and 71 color photos. by Orlyn Fordham.

 

Further Reading: Arches of the Alabama's Website

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