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Wednesday, December 12, 2018


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Movie Site Tours

Strange Gamble - Hoppy's Last Ride in Lone Pine

The Friday Tour is 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM SoldOut 50 x
Tour Leaves from the South Parking Lot of Museum @ 9:00 AM

2018 is the 70th anniversary of the last Hopalong Cassidy movie ever made.  'Strange Gamble” was the 66th in the famed series of Westerns. Not one of the best to star William Boyd but it does carry the distinction of having lensed exteriors in Lone Pine for special added production values. This tour will visit, for the first time in festival history, exactly where the Bar 20 Threesome rode the dusty trails through the Alabama Hills in search of bad guys for the last time. It represented the end of the trail, for the greatest B-Western series of them all. Note: Leading lady Elaine Riley participated in past Lone Pine Film Festivals.

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.

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

About Your 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 locales 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.”

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