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THE 2024 “On Location” TOURS (ALL  TOURS leave from the Museum South parking lot )

NOTE: TOURS SELL OUT QUICKLY • THERE IS A WAITING LIST FOR TOURS.
WE RECOMMEND THAT YOU SEE THE FILMS OR ATTEND THE PRESENTATIONS ASSOCIATED WITH THE TOURS.
The Film Festivals movie location tours are coordinated every year with the BLM who oversees The Alabama Hills. Preserving the landscape is a priority and as such the Festival tours in most cases are limited to 10 cars and/or 20 people.  As such, and to maximize the tour opportunity for all who want to go on tours, we suggest that individual drivers who would like to join the caravan, be willing to have others join them in their car for the tour. Please mention this to the Ticket coordinator when you call if you are a “one person” participant and driving.
The Museum tour coordinator, at the South parking lot where tours leave from, may ask you to participate as outlined above if you are the only one in a vehicle. The Film Festival Board thanks you for your understanding and your cooperation.
FRIDAY  OCT 11

Fri. 8:00 am  – 10:00 am Ansel Adams at Alabama Hills Tour with Thomas Kelsey
Photo Credit: Richard Bellomy
Join photojournalist Thomas Kelsey as he leads us to five specific sites where Ansel Adams captured his astounding images of our beautiful Alabama Hills landscape. Be sure to bring your camera to take your own photos of these dramatic locales. And once you return home, choose your favorite composition and send it to us. We will post your submission on the Lone Pine Film Festival Facebook page.  Note: Some walking over uneven ground is required to reach some locations. Please bring your camera, sunscreen and wear sturdy walking shoes.

 

 

Fri. 8:15 am – 10:15 pm Owens River Movie Locations Tour with Greg Parker
Back by continuing popularity!
In a fun venture outside of the Alabama Hills this tour focuses on a popular movie filming location northeast of Lone Pine at the Owens River bed, past the old train depot. Before the river was diverted upstream into the California Aqueduct the area was used time and time again for scenes in such films as The Man from Utah (1934) with John Wayne, Between Men (1935) with Johnny Mack Brown, and the Round-up (1920), the earliest surviving movie made in the area. See where scenes from these movies were made, as well as others from Lawless Range (1935), Army Girl (1938), The Nevadan (1950) and many more. We’ll also see locations at the nearby mudflats – another early filming area. A bonus site is the remains of an old bridge seen in The Hitch-Hiker (1953) and ridden across on horseback by many of cinema’s cowboys. This tour is an interesting diversion from the dramatic rocks and boulders of the Alabamas but still a part of Lone Pine’s rich film history experience. Note: The tour requires some walking on level and sloping terrain in dusty areas, as wells as driving on dirt roads.

McGee Pack Station – Alabama Hills Scenic Ride.
Thursday, October 10th,  11:00 am – 1:30 pm
Friday, October 11th,  9:00 am – 11:30 am
Saturday, October 12th,  9:00 am – 11:30 am

(Space is limited  – Call NOW! 760-935-4324)

McGee Creek Pack Station presents a trail ride through the Alabama Hills with Western Film Historian, Douglas Grieve, showing many filming locations along the way.  Some of the movie locations along the trail will be RAWHIDE, THE TALL T, RIDE LONESOME, HELL BENT FOR LEATHER, THE GREAT RACE, and BAD DAY BLACK ROCK, among others.  For a complete list of the films to be highlighted use the following Link:   https://mcgeecreekpackstation.com/lone-pine-film-festival-movies/

The riders will meet and depart from the parking area of Mobius Arch Trailhead.  At the end of the ride, we will return to the trailhead where your car is parked. See details at: https://lonepinefilmfestival.org/horseback-riding-alabama-hills/

 
Fri. 9:00 am – 11:00 am Mystery Man Tour with Mike Del Gaudio
Pre-tour screening Fri. 7:30 am at the High School Auditorium
In 1944 director George Archainbaud filmed this Hopalong Cassidy picture at both Lone Pine and Iverson’s Movie Ranch in Chatsworth, CA.  This tour will visit the locations in the Alabama Hills – specifically in Cattle Pocket,  Movie Flats, Lone Ranger ambush site and at the Gene Autry Rock.  We will see where there was interaction between Hoppy and the elusive “Mystery Man”, chase scenes and shoot-outs.  Note:  The tour requires some walking on level and sloping terrain in dusty areas, as wells as driving on dirt roads.
Fri. 9:30 am – 11:30 am Have Gun Will Travel S1: E2  with Don Kelsen
Pre-tour screening Fri. 8:30 am at the Museum Theatre
In this second episode of season one titled “The Outlaw”, Paladin (Richard Boone) is hired to return escaped killer, Manfred Holt (Charles Bronson) to face a judge and jury.  After a standoff with authorities Paladin and Holt form a respectful alliance on their journey to justice.  This tour highlights the locations Paladin and Holt followed the Alabama Hills – the route allowing you to experience the same natural grandeur felt by this production over a half-century ago. This tour requires a moderate amount of walking on mostly level sagebrush covered terrain, as well as driving on unpaved roads.

 

Fri . 11:00 am – 1:30 pm  Ansel Adams at Manzanar Tour with Thomas Kelsey  (Note: Tour is 2 & 1/2 Hours)
On this tour we’ll drive a few miles north on Lone Pine on U.S. Highway 395 to Manzanar National Historic site.  Next, we’ll tour and photograph nearby locations where Ansel Adams made his enduring images around this World War II Internment Camp.     (Photo: ‘Leaving Manzanar’ by Ansel Adams, 1944. Courtesy Library of Congress.) Note: Some walking over uneven ground is required to reach some locations.  Please bring your camera, sunscreen and wear sturdy walking shoes.

Fri. 11:15 am  – 1:15 pm Nevada Tour with Dennis Liff
Post-tour screening Sun. 2:30 pm at the High School Auditorium
In a tribute to writer Zane Grey this tour will visit filming locations of the Grey inspired movie, Nevada, featuring Robert Mitchum in his first starring role as Jim “Nevada” Lacy.  Among many locations see where the main plot begins when Nevada comes across a mortally wounded man at the same the that the sheriff’s posse arrives and he is questioned then arrested.  The Alabama Hills are standing in for the Gold Hill Comstock.  Note:  The tour requires some walking on level and sloping terrain in dusty areas, as wells as driving on dirt roads.
Fri. 11:30 am – 1:30 pm   Bar 20 Ranch Tour with Dick Bann
Please attend the pre-tour presentation at the Museum theatre Fri. Oct 11 at 10:00 am to experience the full photographic value of the tour!
See the historic and beautiful Lubken Ranch, still a working ranch, where the original Bar 20 ranch in the first Hopalong Cassidy feature was made in 1935.  Incredibly, its storied movie history was virtually unknown.  Most books on westerns – even our own festival – were unaware of its rich history until just a few years ago.  A video compilation of excerpts precedes our tour of cinematic beauty – with over 20 years of important Western film production.  We’ll travel up Lubken Canyon by car caravan to the Lubken spread where we’ll watch for the ghosts of the film’s revered cowboys who’ve made their mark at this spectacular location.  Gene Autry, Randolph Scott, Bob Steele, Tim Holt, Ken Maynard, Fred Humes, Gabby Hayes, Bill Cody, Hoot Gibson, Tom Mix, Johnny Mack Brown, Tom Tyler – and don’t forget Hopalong Cassidy himself, William Boyd – shot here! Note: Some walking is required on mostly level ground.
Fri. 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm Have Gun Will Travel (1957) S1: E6  “The Bride” with Don Kelsen
Pre-tour screening Fri. 8:30 am at the Museum Theatre
Directed by Andrew V. McLaglen with Richard Boone, Marian Seldes
Paladin (Boone) is hired to escort mail-order bride (Seldes) through the dangers of the desert.

 

Fri. 1:45 pm – 3:45 pm TV Sci-Fi & Beyond with Dennis Liff
This tour shows off the Alabama Hills as they were used in a genre other than westerns – Science Fiction.  It focuses primarily on locations from three popular TV episodes of The Twilight Zone: The Rip Van Winkle Caper (1961), The Time Tunnel: Night of the Long Knives (1966) and Star Trek Voyager: Basics, Part 2 (1996). This fun 2-stop tour goes to the Cattle Pocket and Movie Flats.  Along the way we will also go beyond TV and visit a few scenes from the Sci-Fi movie, Tremors. Note:  This tour requires a little walking on mostly flat ground, and driving on dirt roads.  

 

 

Fri. 2:15 pm – 4:15 pm  Tom Tyler Tour with Greg Parker
Pre-tour screening Fri. 11:00 am at the High School Auditorium
In 1936 Tyler came to Lone Pine to star in two western movies that were scheduled to be filmed simultaneously – Rip Roarin’ Buckaroo and The Phantom of the Range.  Since both were filmed in the same general location near Lone Ranger Canyon and Potsagawa Gardens this one-stop tour will visit locations from both films.  The Rip Roarin’ Buckaroo locations will include co-stars Beth Marion and Sammy Cohen. The Phantom of the Range locations will feature co-stars Charlie King and Richard Kramer.  NOTE:  This tour requires walking on flat to slightly sloped terrain.

REMINDER!!! Fri. 7:00 pm SCREENING –  ROCKY MOUNTAIN at High School Auditorium 

SATURDAY  OCT 12

Sat. 5:45 am- 7:45 am  Sunrise Tour with Larry Maurice
For 33 years Film Festival attendees have been thrilled by the breathtaking beauty of the Eastern High Sierras during the Sunrise Tour.  A photographer’s dream event, but so inspirational everyone can enjoy this early morning spectacle.  See why movie directors and cinematographers couldn’t get enough of the spectacular mornings in ‘the range of light’.  Watch the morning sun ignite the peak of Mt. Whitney and bring the Alabama Hills to life.  Join Cowboy Poet, Larry Maurice, for good fellowship, an amazing light show, a little music, a little poetry, and a start to your film festival day that will never be forgotten. Note: A moderate amount of walking is required, including on uphill sloping terrain.  See Brent Baader’s – A Cowboy Sunrise
Sat. 8:00 am – 10:30 am Errol Flynn Tour with Don Kelsen, Ross Schnioffsky, & Warren Davey  (Note: Tour is 2 & 1/2 Hours)
Pre-tour screening of Charge of the Light Brigade – Fri. 2:00 pm High School Auditorium
This tour shows the Alabama Hills as they substituted for the Himalayas in 1850’s British India.  It focuses primarily on locations of the two films made here by Errol Flynn – The Charge of the Light Brigade (1936) and Kim (1950). The Charge of the Light Brigade locations will include battle and marching scenes. Kim locations will feature the campsite area and where Flynn has contact with Dean Stockwell while disguised as a goat herder. NOTE:  This tour requires a moderate amount of walking through sagebrush covered terrain and hiking a steep trail up a canyon.
Sat. 8:30 am – 10:30 am  Ansel Adams at Alabama Hills Tour with Thomas Kelsey
Photo Credit: Richard Bellomy
Join Join photojournalist Thomas Kelsey as he leads us to five specific sites where Ansel Adams captured his astounding images of our beautiful Alabama Hills landscape. Be sure to bring your camera to take your own photos of these dramatic locales. And once you return home, choose your favorite composition and send it to us. We will post your submission on the Lone Pine Film Festival Facebook page.  Note: Some walking over uneven ground is required to reach some locations. Please bring your camera, sunscreen and wear sturdy walking shoes.

 

 

Sat. 8:45 am – 10:45am  Owens River Movie Locations Tour with Greg Parker        Back by continuing popularity!
In a fun venture outside of the Alabama Hills this tour focuses on a popular movie filming location northeast of Lone Pine at the Owens River bed, past the old train depot. Before the river was diverted upstream into the California Aqueduct the area was used time and time again for scenes in such films as The Man from Utah (1934) with John Wayne, Between Men (1935) with Johnny Mack Brown, and the Round-up (1920), the earliest surviving movie made in the area. See where scenes from these movies were made, as well as others from Lawless Range (1935), Army Girl (1938), The Nevadan (1950) and many more. We’ll also see locations at the nearby mudflats – another early filming area. A bonus site is the remains of an old bridge seen in The Hitch-Hiker (1953) and ridden across on horseback by many of cinema’s cowboys. This tour is an interesting diversion from the dramatic rocks and boulders of the Alabamas but still a part of Lone Pine’s rich film history experience.
 Sat. 9:00 am – 11:00am  TV Sci-Fi & Beyond with Dennis Liff
This tour shows off the Alabama Hills as they were used in a genre other than westerns – Science Fiction.  It focuses primarily on locations from three popular TV episodes of The Twilight Zone: The Rip Van Winkle Caper (1961), The Time Tunnel: Night of the Long Knives (1966) and Star Trek Voyager: Basics, Part 2 (1996). This fun 2-stop tour goes to the Cattle Pocket and Movie Flats.  Along the way we will also go beyond TV and visit a few scenes from the Sci-Fi movie, Tremors. Note:  This tour requires a little walking on mostly flat ground, and driving on dirt roads. 

 

 

Sat. 10:00 am – 12:00 am   Bar 20 Ranch Tour with Dick Bann
Please attend the pre-tour presentation at the Museum theater Fri. Oct 11 at 10:00 am to experience the full photographic value of the tour!
See the historic and beautiful Lubken Ranch, still a working ranch, where the original Bar 20 ranch in the first Hopalong Cassidy feature was made in 1935.  Incredibly, its storied movie history was virtually unknown.  Most books on westerns – even our own festival – were unaware of its rich history until just a few years ago.  A video compilation of excerpts precedes our tour of cinematic beauty – with over 20 years of important Western film production.  We’ll travel up Lubken Canyon by car caravan to the Lubken spread where we’ll watch for the ghosts of the film’s revered cowboys who’ve made their mark at this spectacular location.  Gene Autry, Randolph Scott, Bob Steele, Tim Holt, Ken Maynard, Fred Humes, Gabby Hayes, Bill Cody, Hoot Gibson, Tom Mix, Johnny Mack Brown, Tom Tyler – and don’t forget Hopalong Cassidy himself, William Boyd – shot here! Note: Some walking is required on mostly level ground.
Sat. 11:00 am – 1:30 pm Errol Flynn Tour with Don Kelsen, Ross Schnioffsky, & Warren Davey  (Note: Tour is 2 & 1/2 Hours)
Pre-tour screening of Charge of the Light Brigade – Fri. 2:00 pm High School Theater
This tour shows the Alabama Hills as they substituted for the Himalayas in 1850’s British India.  It focuses primarily on locations of the two films made here by Errol Flynn – The Charge of the Light Brigade (1936) and Kim (1950). The Charge of the Light Brigade locations will include battle and marching scenes. Kim locations will feature the campsite area and where Flynn has contact with Dean Stockwell while disguised as a goat herder. NOTE:  This tour requires a moderate amount of walking through sagebrush covered terrain and hiking a steep trail up a canyon.
Sat. 11:30 am  – 2:00 pm (Note: Tour is 2 & 1/2 Hours) Ansel Adams at Manzanar Tour with Thomas Kelsey
On this tour we’ll drive a few miles north on Lone Pine on U.S. Highway 395 to Manzanar National Historic site.  Next, we’ll tour and photograph nearby locations where Ansel Adams made his enduring images around this World War II Internment Camp.     (Photo: ‘Leaving Manzanar’ by Ansel Adams, 1944. Courtesy Library of Congress.)  Note: Some walking over uneven ground is required to reach some locations.  Please bring your camera, sunscreen and wear sturdy walking shoes.
Sat. 11:45 am – 1:45 pm  Mystery Man Tour with Mike Del Gaudio
Pre-tour screening Fri. 7:30 am at the High School Auditorium
In 1944 director George Archainbaud filmed this Hopalong Cassidy picture at both Lone Pine and Iverson’s Movie Ranch in Chatsworth, CA.  This tour will visit the locations in the Alabama Hills – specifically in Cattle Pocket, Movie Flats, Lone Ranger ambush site and at the Gene Autry Rock.  We will see where there was interaction between Hoppy and the elusive “Mystery Man”, chase scenes and shoot-outs.  Note:  The tour requires some walking on level and sloping terrain in dusty areas, as wells as driving on dirt roads.
Sat .12:00 pm – 1:30 pm Cuffe Ranch Tour with Greg Parker   Only one tour is available and will fill quickly.  Do not wait to register!
For the first time since the Lone Pine Film Festival began in 1990 a tour of the truly historic Cuffe Ranch off Whitney Portal Rd. is now available!  The ranch holds a rich history intertwined with Hollywood, filmmaking and the scenic beauty of the area and Lone Pine Creek.  Originally built by pioneering filmmaker Clarence Badger in 1925 the ranch was owned by the Cuffe family for 75 years until recently.  The current owner has graciously allowed touring of the grounds and ranch house. View photo markers of filming locations from I Died a Thousand Times (1955) starring Jack Palance and Shelly Winters while listening to theme music played by maestro Jay C. Munns.  This is a unique opportunity to see a part of Lone Pine’s special heritage up close and personal! Note: Some walking is required on mostly level ground.

 

REMINDER!!! Saturday 7:00 pm SCREENING –  BLAZING SADDLES at High School Auditorium

SUNDAY OCT. 13

Sun. 5:45 am- 7:45 am   Sunrise Tour with Larry Maurice
For 33 years Film Festival attendees have been thrilled by the breathtaking beauty of the Eastern High Sierras during the Sunrise Tour.  A photographer’s dream event, but so inspirational everyone can enjoy this early morning spectacle.  See why movie directors and cinematographers couldn’t get enough of the spectacular mornings in ‘the range of light’.  Watch the morning sun ignite the peak of Mt. Whitney and bring the Alabama Hills to life.  Join Cowboy Poet, Larry Maurice, for good fellowship, an amazing light show, a little music, a little poetry, and a start to your film festival day that will never be forgotten. Note: A moderate amount of walking is required, including on uphill sloping terrain.  See Brent Baader’s – A Cowboy Sunrise

REMINDER!!! Cowboy Church 9:30 AM – 10:15 AM Details – Click HERE...(Bus leaves from Museum @ 9:00 am)

Sun. 10:15 am – 12:15 pm  Nevada Tour with Dennis Liff
Post-tour screening Sun. 2:30 pm at the High School Auditorium
In a tribute to writer Zane Grey this tour will visit filming locations of the Grey inspired movie, Nevada, featuring Robert Mitchum in his first starring role as Jim “Nevada” Lacy.  Among many locations see where the main plot begins when Nevada comes across a mortally wounded man at the same time that the sheriff’s posse arrives and he is questioned then arrested.  The Alabama Hills are standing in for the Gold Hill Comstock.  Note:  The tour requires some walking on level and sloping terrain in dusty areas, as wells as driving on dirt roads.
Sun. 10:30 am – 12:30 pm  Owens River Movie Locations Tour with Greg Parker    Back by continuing popularity!
In a fun venture outside of the Alabama Hills this tour focuses on a popular movie filming location northeast of Lone Pine at the Owens River bed, past the old train depot. Before the river was diverted upstream into the California Aqueduct the area was used time and time again for scenes in such films as The Man from Utah (1934) with John Wayne, Between Men (1935) with Johnny Mack Brown, and the Round-up (1920), the earliest surviving movie made in the area. See where scenes from these movies were made, as well as others from Lawless Range (1935), Army Girl (1938), The Nevadan (1950) and many more. We’ll also see locations at the nearby mudflats – another early filming area. A bonus site is the remains of an old bridge seen in The Hitch-Hiker (1953) and ridden across on horseback by many of cinema’s cowboys. This tour is an interesting diversion from the dramatic rocks and boulders of the Alabamas but still a part of Lone Pine’s rich film history experience.

REMINDER!!! PARADE 1:00 pm

NOTES: Tours require walking along rocky/sandy uneven ground. Sturdy shoes are recommended . (not Sandals)
                   Camera, and Sunscreen, also highly suggested.

Sun. 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm Have Gun Will Travel (1957) S1: E6  “The Bride” with Don Kelsen
Pre-tour screening Fri. 8:30 am at the Museum Theater
Directed by Andrew V. McLaglen with Richard Boone, Marian Seldes
Paladin (Boone) is hired to escort mail-order bride (Seldes) through the dangers of the desert.

 

REMINDER!!! Sunday Night  – Closing Campfire  7:00 pm Spainhower Park

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