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Monday, July 22, 2019


Celebrity Guests

Ed Hulse Ed Hulse has been a journalist and film historian for nearly 40 years. His essays, reviews, and news stories about the home-video and motion-picture industries have appeared in such mainstream publications as PremiereEntertainment WeeklyVideo ReviewThe New Yorker, and The New York Times in addition to the trade journals VarietyMillimeterVideo Business, and This Week in Consumer Electronics. During the late 1980s his work was syndicated by the Washington Post Writers Group. For four years he edited the consumer magazine Previews, a monthly guide to new video releases. He has co-edited (with Packy Smith) the revised and expanded 1994 version of Don Miller's Hollywood Corral and was  a contributing editor to Leonard Maltin's Movie Encyclopedia. Between 2000 and 2007 he was the lead critic and celebrity interviewer for the Film/Video section of Barnes&Noble.com. For 15 years he edited and published the award-winning journal Blood 'n' Thunder, which covered adventure, mystery and melodrama in American pop-culture media of the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

Additionally, Hulse is the author of The Films of Betty Grable (1996), Filming the West of Zane Grey (2007), Frances Dee: A Film History (2016), Flickering Shadows (2016) and The Wild West of Fiction and Film (2018).  He has also written a two-volume history of silent-era movie serials, Distressed Damsels and Masked Marauders (2013) and Handsome Heroes and Vicious Villains (2015). For nearly four years he hosted Movie Mania, the nation's first public-access cable TV show devoted exclusively to motion pictures. For many years he has participated in the Lone Pine Film Festival and was the founder and original editor of Lone Pine in the Movies. His latest book on motion-picture history is Wage Slaves in the Dream Factory: Low-Budget Filmmaking During Hollywood's Golden Age.

Additional publications of Ed's can be found at his website: http://muraniapress.com/

Ed's Schedule...

Hi Yo, Silver!
High School Auditorium 
Friday @ 9:00 AM
Admission by Festival Button Only

In a special program on Friday morning celebrating the 80th Anniversary of the Lone Ranger serial, the 1940 edited feature version of The Lone Ranger, will screen at 9:00 AM. Following the screening there will be a discussion about the serial’s making. The participants will include film historian Ed Hulse and Jay Dee Witney, son of William Witney, co-director of the serial and a previous guest at the Lone Pine Film Festival. Since Hi-Yo Silver was last screened here, Ed has come into possession of documents related to all aspects of production, including the original contract between Republic Pictures and George W. Trendle, owner of the Lone Ranger property. Heretofore unreported information gleaned from these documents will be presented exclusively for Film Festival attendees. Jay Dee will offer anecdotes from his dad about the serial’s making and let us know how important a role this classic film played in Bill Witney’s career. 

After the screening and discussion, Jay Dee will be in the Museum at the William Witney exhibit from 12:00 Noon to 2:00 to answer your questions in our new “One on One” format.

Under Western Stars
High School Auditorium 
Friday @ 11:00 AM
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A Special second "80th Anniversary" screening will be at 11:00 AM following the Lone Ranger. Ed and Jay Dee Witney will introduce Under Western Stars (1938), Roy Roger first feature film, with brief remarks about the film’s production by Ed and Jay Dee, who will talk about William Witney’s association with Roy Rogers.  Julie Rogers Pomilia, Roy & Dale’s granddaughter will be on hand to provide comments from the family’s side as to Roy’s career. After the screening and discussion,  Julie will be in the Museum at the Roy and Dale Evans exhibit from 12:30 Noon to 2:30 PM to your answer questions in our new “One on One” format.

The Big Trail
High School Auditorium
Friday @ 7:30 PM
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A newly restored version of John Wayne's 1930, Raoul Walsh film, The Big Trail, Wayne’s first leading role, will be our Friday night screening. After the film, Ben Mankiewicz will moderate a a discussion about the film and John Wayne's career with Author Scott Eyman, who’s book, John Wayne: The Life and Legend, a definitive biography of Wayne , Patrick Wayne, John's son and western author and historian, Ed Hulse.

STUNTMEN IN HOLLYWOOD with Diamond Farnsworth & Conrad Palmisano  
High School Auditorium
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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Western Historian Ed Hulse, will moderate the Saturday morning panel with Diamond Farnsworth and Conrad Palmisano for a dual presentation on the Stunt Industry. The first part to be in the High School auditorium will be four film presentations. The first a compilation on Richard Farnsworth as a stuntman and actor; the second on Diamond's career as a stuntman, the third featuring Conrad's work as a stunt coordinator and as a director and the fourth a compilation of historic stunts compiled by and presented by Ed Hulse. The Auditorium presentation will be followed by a Stunt panel discussion in the High School Quad.

High School QUAD
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
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Additional Reading: Museum Exhibit Document: Stuntman


High School Auditorium
Sunday @ 10.00 AM
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Director by William A. Wellman, this 1936 MGM film stars Warner Baxter, Ann Loring, Bruce Cabot and J. Carrol Naish. Bill Wellman Jr. will be on hand with Ed to discuss his father’s relationship with MGM and in making films in Hollywood over a period of almost 40 years.


Ed has a number of publications; the following will be available for purchase and signing by Ed.

WILD WEST cover 72 dpi #2 #3 #4

   The Wild West of Fiction and Film $25.00

  Wage Slaves in the Dream Factory:  Low-Budget Film Making During  Hollywood's Golden Age $25.00
  Masked Riders Of The Plains: The Lone Ranger Serials $10.00

  Bottom Half of the Double Bill

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