THE TOUR GUIDES AND PRESENTERS
October 5-8, 2023
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The 2022 Presentations, Panels, & Happenings
ALL PROGRAMS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE BASED ON AVAILABILITY.
High School Auditorium
Thursday 6:30 PM
Pictured are the 2019 Winners
Wear your costumes to Thursday’s Opening Reception & Outdoor BBQ at the Museum. Strut your stuff! Rub shoulders with the judges. No bribes, please!
Then, at 6:30 PM, be on the stage at Lone Pine's High School Auditorium for judging.
VFW Post 8036 PANCAKE BREAKFAST
Saturday & Sunday mornings
7 AM -10 AM
SUPPORT OUR VETERANS.
The VFW Post 8036 Auxillary serve up a mighty fine pancake breakfast — not to be missed. Pancakes, Scrambled Eggs, Sausage & Bacon, and Fresh Fruit.
THE 3-STRIP TECHNICOLOR CAMERA
Friday 9:30 AM - Museum Theatre
The introduction of Technicolor’s three-color camera in 1932 represented a major advancement in motion picture technology. The camera required an entirely new design, although it utilized many of the same principles already developed for two-color photography, such as a beam-splitting prism. The camera captured crisp, vibrant colors that were then recombined in printing.
Peter donated the 3-strip camera we have in the museum.
EXPLORE THE LIFE BEHIND THE LEGEND: ANSEL ADAMS
Friday 11:00 AM - Museum Theatre
(1 hr +)
Please attend before you take the tour.
Explore the life behind the Legend: Ansel Adams, the greatest Landscape photographer of the 20th Century. See his life unfold in the Theatre on the big screen from former student Thomas Kelsey and then tour nearby sites where he made enduring images.
His black & white images of Yosemite and the National Parks are regarded by many as the finest yet taken but did you know that many of the photographs he made in the Owens Valley and the Eastern Sierra are considered just as prized as the ones he made in the National Parks? He took images from Manzanar to the Alabama Hills, Mono Lake and Bridgeport. Ansel Adams was born in San Francisco in 1902. He first visited Yosemite as a 14-year old in 1916 and it changed his life forever.
In the lecture & slide show, photographer Thomas Kelsey will speak of Ansel Adam’s life, how Adam’s almost became a concert pianist instead of a photographer and later, how he was instrumental in helping to create Kings Canyon National Park.
After he passed away, learn how Congress set aside an immense tract of wild land Southeast of Yosemite and named it the Ansel Adams wilderness and Congress also named a mountain peak in Yosemite National Park near the eastern border — Mt. Ansel Adams.
BAR 20 - THE RANCH
Friday 12:30 PM - Museum Theatre
(1 hour +)
Please attend before you take the tour.
Richard W. Bann
This presentation in the museum theatre is a video compilation of western excerpts shot at this pastoral venue covering the period from 1926 through 1949.
WOMEN IN WESTERNS
Saturday - 1:30pm - Museum Theatre
Marc Wanamaker of Bison Archives
Since the early days of films there were women serial stars performing in Spy thrillers, War films, Mysteries, Crime dramas and Adventure films. But it was in the Westerns that women were usually playing in secondary roles with only a few actually ‘Starring’ in their own Western films that were dominated by scores of male Western stars.
When these Western ‘Cowgirl’ stars flourished there was no special effects or modern safety nets for these women and they performed ‘stunts’ that could be life-threatening, but were ‘exciting’ to behold. Most of the Western Cowgirl stars had originally come from ‘Wild West Shows’ and were already Rodeo
stars in their own right. I am now researching who these women were? Where they came from, and how important they were to the pioneering days of early films.
LONE PINE FILM FESTIVAL'S TOP 10: Western Movie Chase Scenes
Saturday - 11:30 AM - Museum Theatre
Matuszak will lead a discussion regarding the essential elements of America’s only true
art form—Western filmmaking. Discuss how the Western bridges the gap between the
myth of the West and the spirit of the West. Explore the contributions that Westerns
have made to American culture. Compare your favorite Western movie chase scenes
with Matuszak’s top 10 list. Join in the discussion or sit back and enjoy the conversation of both working and armchair cowboys alike as they select the “Lone Pine Film Festival’s Top 10 Western Movie Chase Scenes.”
SHOOTING PIECES OF GAMBLERS AND SPORTIN' GALS
Friday - 2:30 PM - Museum Theatre
Larry Floyd brings his collection of those small concealable weapons used by gamblers and sportin' gals. These weapons will be discussed and a large number of them will be available for close viewing.
POLECATS, SQUIRTS, AND THUGS: The Heavies of Lone Pine
Saturday - 3:00 PM - Museum Theatre
The better the villain, the better the movie, and the movies of Lone Pine have truly benefitted from the evildoings of a wild bunch of sidewinders - and there were lots of them - these polecats could fill the cells of a state penitentiary. In this presentation we will showcase Lone Pine’s most unforgettable villains. Starting way back with despicable Wallace Beery in The Round-Up (1920) we will look at five decades of Lone Pine villainy. Along the outlaw trail we will come up against a gang of ne’er-do-wells including the infamous Robert Ryan, Lee Marvin, Ernest Borgnine and sneaky but not so well-known bad men including George Macready, Skip Homeier, Neville Brand and many other bushwhacking varmints
This illustrated talk will be presented by two chicken-hearted hombres from the land down under. These shifty-eyed Aussies, Ross Schnioffsky and Warren Davey, have been spotted loitering in town in previous years.
STUNT SHOW - CANCELLED
Saturday 12:30 PM
in the Rocks
- A ticketed event -
Due to circumstances beyond our control — they got cast in a film — the stunt show has been cancelled. Your credit cards will be refunded.
PANEL: BEHIND THE SCENES IN HOLLYWOOD
Saturday 10:30 AM - High School Quad
"A Word on Westerns" Rob Word moderates the panel.
Q&A FOR THE 4K RESTORATION OF MACKINTOSH & T.J. by VISUAL DATA MEDIA SERVICES
Sunday about 12:00 PM following screening of the film
Join Cheryl Rogers-Barnett and Steve Latshaw of Visual Data Media Services behind the restoration of Roy Roger's last film Mackintosh & T.J. as they discuss the real “behind the scenes” of preserving this Roy Rogers classic and other films like it.
MAIN STREET PARADE
Sunday 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Saluting our Festival Celebrities and the Local Celebrities of Lone Pine
Sunday 9:30 AM
worship led by Pastor Greg Ricketts
Catch the School bus behind the museum at
9 AM - Church starts at 9:30 AM. Bus is roundtrip.
Sunday 7:30 PM
Famed Cowboy Poet, Larry Maurice, hosts a traditional western campfire.