MOVIES EAST OF LONE PINE TOUR - SPECIAL EDITION
FRIDAY (Available)/SATURDAY (Available) /SUNDAY () (9:00 AM - 11:00 AM)
Tour Leaves from the South Parking Lot of Museum @ 9:00 AM
Lone Pine is more than the Eastern Sierra and the Alabama Hills; It is the Gateway to Death Valley. Across from our legendary Alabama’s is the Inyo Mountains, a 20 mile distance between peaks, and home to its own unique and isolated landscape including abandoned mining towns and towns that appear abandoned today but have a core of unique residents.
Hollywood studios found an easy contrast to the west side view in desert, dry mountains and long dry views. East of Lone Pine housed famous trains depots like Owenyo, Keeler and Lone Pine, the station featured in the classic film Bad Day at Black Rock.
The varied films that filmed here and array of Hollywood actors and actresses that worked the “East Side” will impress you.
The Yost’s will make cinematic magic. You will stand in the desert, but thru viewing large format screen shots of famous scenes the Yost’s will transport you to another time and space.
Water Hole # 3 (1967) starring James Coburn set the “Code of the West” of East Lone Pine: Do unto others …do unto others before they do it unto you!”
Roll the cameras! Action!
The tour is a Car Caravan and 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.
Travel to the movie locations is over dirt roads; 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 TOUR TICKETS MUST BE PURCHASED “PER PERSON” NOT PER CAR. Persons not having a respective tour ticket will not be permitted on the tour.
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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/SATURDAY/SUNDAY @ 9:00 AM
Leaves from the South Parking Lot of Museum @ 9:00 AM